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OBJECTIVE To analyze the effects of conventional rehabilitation combined with bilateral force-induced isokinetic arm movement training on paretic upper-limb motor recovery in patients with chronic stroke. DESIGN Single-cohort, pre- and postretention design. SETTING Rehabilitation department at a medical university. PARTICIPANTS Twenty subjects who had(More)
BACKGROUND Practitioners need more sensitive measure to quantify reaching movement for judgment of the treatment effects and reflecting the degrees of motor impairment in upper extremities. The purposes of this study were to identify the specific kinematic characteristics between normal and spastic reaching under different levels of accuracy, and to(More)
Weight lifting is commonly associated with an increase in knee injury risk. Local steroid injection is thought to be associated with increased risk of spontaneous tendon rupture. The purpose of this report is to describe incidence of rupture of the patellar tendon after receiving multiple local steroid injections in weight lifters. Seven weight lifters(More)
From 1989 to 1996, we treated 18 cases (10 males, eight females; average age 48.2 years) of failed ankle arthrodesis by revision of ankle arthrodesis and followed their progress for at least two years. The average time interval between original surgery and revision was 17.3 months. Revisions were needed due to infection in one case, nonunion in 10 cases,(More)
The rocker sole and solid-ankle cushion-heel (SACH) heels are the most commonly prescribed external shoe modification. Only a limited number of scientific evidence exists to support these interventions in clinical practice. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of rocker soles and SACH heels on kinematics during gait. In this study, we(More)
OBJECTIVES Recently, yoga classes specifically for women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) have increased, but there is little research about the efficacy of these classes. The primary aims of this study were to evaluate the effect of yoga exercise on women with PMS and to evaluate the immediate change of attention performance after yoga classes. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of a 12-week yoga program on heart rate variability (HRV) and depressive symptoms in depressed women. METHODS This was a randomized controlled trial. Twenty-six sedentary women scoring ≥14 on the Beck Depression Inventory-II were randomized to either the yoga or the control group. The yoga(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify the kinematic and kinetic strategies used by patients with unilateral triple arthrodesis or subtalar fusion during level walking, stair ascent, stair descent and to determine the influence of these different conditions on kinematics and kinetics. Nine subjects with unilateral triple or subtalar fusion and five(More)
The aim of this study was to develop an empirical model of parameter-based gait data, based on an artificial neural network and a genetic algorithm, for the assessment of patients after ankle arthrodesis. Ground reaction force vectors were measured by force platforms during level walking. Nine force parameters expressed in percentage of body weight and(More)
In many sports events, the role of balance is obvious. In shooting even small changes in posture may lead to significant changes in performance. Balance is the result of interactions between many physiological and functional systems, including cerebellum, vestibular organs, visual system, and proprioceptive system. In this study, the stance stability was(More)