Challenge-oriented gait and balance training in sporadic olivopontocerebellar atrophy: a case study.

@article{Landers2009ChallengeorientedGA,
  title={Challenge-oriented gait and balance training in sporadic olivopontocerebellar atrophy: a case study.},
  author={Merrill Russen Landers and Melissa Adams and Keri Acosta and Andrew Fox},
  journal={Journal of neurologic physical therapy : JNPT},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={160-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Sporadic olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) is a rare and debilitating neurologic disease of insidious onset. It is characterized by atrophy of the cerebellum, pons, and inferior olivary nuclei with concomitant ambulation deficits and dyscoordination. To our knowledge, there has been no published study investigating any aspect of rehabilitation in OPCA. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the use of challenge-oriented gait and balance training to… CONTINUE READING