Isabel María Alguacil-Diego

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OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term effects on functional and mobility outcomes of two exercise interventions for the management of patients with ankylosing spondylitis. DESIGN In an extended 12-mo follow-up of a randomized controlled trial, 40 patients who were diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis according to the modified criteria of New York, allocated(More)
Postural control disorders are among the most frequent motor disorder symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis. This study aims to demonstrate the potential improvements in postural control among patients with multiple sclerosis who complete a telerehabilitation program that represents a feasible alternative to physical therapy for situations in which(More)
BACKGROUND Limited evidence is available about the effectiveness of virtual reality using low cost commercial consoles for children with developmental delay. OBJECTIVE The aim of this preliminary study is to evaluate the usefulness of a videogame system based on non-immersive virtual reality technology (Xbox 360 KinectTM) to support conventional(More)
INTRODUCTION Telemedicine is the application of telemedicine. There is not a new branch of medicine, but a way of exercising through systems that seek to alleviate the physical separation of its protagonists. There are many activities closely related to telemedicine, such as the telecare of socio-distance services, telehealth, which is responsible for(More)
INTRODUCTION Equine therapy, an intervention method that has been practiced for decades around the world, is used to treat patients susceptible to psychomotor delays. OBJECTIVES We examine development of gross motor function compared to other psychomotor skills in patients undergoing this therapy, and analyse how this improvement affects general health(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical and psychometric properties of stroke motor assessment scales. DATA SOURCES The databases consulted for the literature research were MEDLINE, PEDro, ISI Web of Knowledge, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL). The search was carried out between March 2011 and January 2014. STUDY SELECTION Studies(More)
Background: The association between motor-related cortical activity and peripheral stimulation with temporal precision has been proposed as a possible intervention to facilitate cortico-muscular pathways and thereby improve motor rehabilitation after stroke. Previous studies with patients have provided evidence of the possibility to implement brain-machine(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, knowledge is lacking about whether subjects with traumatic unilateral transtibial amputation (UTA) have a compromised ability to voluntarily move their center of gravity (COG) to positions within the limits of stability. OBJECTIVE To analyze the ability to voluntarily move the COG to positions within the limits of stability in a(More)
BACKGROUND Subjects with lower limb amputation develop new motor control strategies to preserve balance when they experience unexpected perturbations. Most studies performed thus far have not aimed to discuss the possible differences in postural control between subjects with vascular unilateral transtibial amputation (UTA) and subjects with traumatic UTA.(More)
INTRODUCTION In recent decades there has been a special interest in theories that could explain the regulation of motor control, and their applications. These theories are often based on models of brain function, philosophically reflecting different criteria on how movement is controlled by the brain, each being emphasised in different neural components of(More)