Stephen J. Page

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Mental practice (MP) of a particular motor skill has repeatedly been shown to activate the same musculature and neural areas as physical practice of the skill. Pilot study results suggest that a rehabilitation program incorporating MP of valued motor skills in chronic stroke patients provides sufficient repetitive practice to increase(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the feasibility and efficacy of a programme combining imagery and occupational therapy with a programme of therapy only. DESIGN Randomized, controlled case series. SETTING Subacute outpatient clinic. SUBJECTS Thirteen consecutively admitted patients between four weeks and one year post stroke exhibiting stable motor deficits in(More)
OBJECTIVES To measure the efficacy of a program combining mental and physical practice with the efficacy of a program composed of only constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) or only mental practice on stroke patients' levels of upper-extremity impairment and upper-extremity functional outcomes and to establish the relationship between changes in(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To determine modified constraint-induced therapy (mCIT) feasibility and compare its efficacy to traditional rehabilitation (TR) in acute stroke patients exhibiting upper limb hemiparesis. METHOD Before-after, multiple baseline, randomized controlled pilot study. SETTING Rehabilitation hospital. PATIENTS Ten stroke patients < 14(More)
To assess the concern over declining base cation levels in forest soils caused by acid deposition, input-output budgets (1990s average) for sulphate (SO(4)), inorganic nitrogen (NO(3)-N; NH(4)-N), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and potassium (K) were synthesised for 21 forested catchments from 17 regions in Canada, the United States and Europe. Trend analysis(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether cortical changes occur following participation in a program of modified constraint-induced movement therapy (mCIMT). DESIGN Pre-post, case series. SETTING Outpatient rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS Two men and 2 women with unilateral stroke occurring more than 1 year prior to study entry and moderate stable motor(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This case report describes a patient with upper-limb hemiparesis (ULH) who received a program combining physical therapy for the affected side with mental practice. CASE DESCRIPTION The patient was a 56-year-old man with stable motor deficits, including ULH, on his dominant side resulting from a right parietal infarct that occurred(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Conventional electrical stimulation modalities are limited by their lack of opportunities for motor learning and, consequently, their impact on function. Other rehabilitative regimens necessitate affected hand and wrist movement for patients to be included, making them implausible for most patients. In light of these challenges, the(More)
This case series examined the feasibility and efficacy of a modified constraint induced therapy (CIT) protocol administered on an outpatient basis. The Fugl-Meyer Assessment of Motor Recovery After Stroke (Fugl), Action Research Arm Test (ARA), Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT), and Motor Activity Log (MAL) were administered to six patients between 2 and 6(More)
BACKGROUND and purpose. Mental practice (MP), which involves cognitive rehearsal of physical movements, is a noninvasive, inexpensive method of enabling repetitive, task-specific practice (RTP). Recent, randomized controlled data suggest that MP, when combined with an RTP therapy program, increases affected arm use and function significantly more than RTP(More)