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The purposes of the study were to determine the reliability of a new device used to quantify shoulder subluxation and to estimate its standard error of measurement. The device is an L-shaped thermoplastic jig with a metric tape measure embedded in it. A sliding beak-like marker, which can be anchored with a thumbscrew, is used to identify landmarks and to(More)
Physical therapists working in neurological practice must make choices about which standardized outcome measures are most appropriate for each patient. Significant time constraints in the clinic limit the number of measures that one can reasonably administer. Therapists must choose measures that will provide results that guide the selection of appropriate(More)
This case report examined the effectiveness of a home program using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) during voluntary task-oriented exercise to achieve functional and impairment improvements for an individual with primarily proximal arm paresis after a stroke. The subject initially achieved a Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA) score of 58/66, but she(More)
BACKGROUND Sensory amplitude electrical stimulation (SES) and repetitive task practice reduce impairments and arm dysfunction when delivered separately following stroke. OBJECTIVE To determine if home-based, task-specific arm exercise was more effective when administered concurrent with SES. METHODS Thirty-eight subjects with chronic stroke and mean(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the viability of the perceptual threshold test using electrical stimulation to measure light touch sensation in the hands of stroke survivors. DESIGN Descriptive study. SETTING University research laboratory. SUBJECTS Twenty-nine adult community-dwelling chronic stroke survivors. MAIN MEASURE(S): Perceptual threshold test using(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of sensory amplitude electrical stimulation (SES) delivered by glove electrode during task-specific exercise on arm movement, function, and sensation in chronic stroke. METHODS The design was an intervention pilot study, pre-test, post-test, follow-up design. The settings used were a university research laboratory and(More)
Background: Sensory amplitude electrical stimulation (SES) and repetitive task practice reduce impairments and arm dysfunction when delivered separately following stroke. Objective: To determine if home-based, task-specific arm exercise was more effective when administered concurrent with SES. Methods: Thirty-eight subjects with chronic stroke and mean(More)
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