Navigation Links
Stroke Survivors Walk Better With Human Help
Date:5/8/2008

Rehab with therapist had more benefit than those using robotic devices, study finds

THURSDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors derive much more benefit from walking therapy when it's conducted by a physical therapist instead of a robotic device, report researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

When stroke patients are too weak to walk on their own, physical therapists fit the patients in a harness, put them on a treadmill and help them move. Because this can be physically demanding, robotic devices have been developed as an alternative.

"We wanted to know whether using a robotic device that guides the limb in a symmetrical walking pattern would facilitate greater improvements in walking speed and symmetry than more traditional walking interventions with a physical therapist," study author T. George Hornby, an assistant professor in the physical therapy department, said in a prepared statement.

The study included 48 people who'd suffered strokes at least six months earlier and still had moderate to severe trouble walking due to weakness on one side of the body. The patients were randomly assigned to receive physical therapist-assisted or robotic-assisted locomotor therapy. All the patients received a dozen 30-minute therapy sessions during the four to five weeks of the study.

"We found that stroke patients improved their walking whether they had the robotic device or the therapist helping them. However, the amount of improvement was greater in the therapist-assisted group," Hornby said.

Patients in the therapist-assisted group showed greater improvements in walking speed and in the amount of time spent on the weak leg during therapy. Among patients who had severe walking deficits, those in the therapist-assisted group -- but not those in the robotic-assisted group -- felt their quality of life improved after therapy because they had fewer physical limitations.

The
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The American Heart Association and Comcast Team Up to Strike Out Stroke
2. Anti-Clotting Drug as Good as Aspirin at Stopping Second Stroke
3. TorreyPines Therapeutics Licenses Intellectual Property from Johns Hopkins Related to Novel Uses of Glutamate Receptor Antagonists for Prevention, Treatment of Stroke, Heart Attack
4. Hundreds of Heart Disease and Stroke Survivors Urge Congress to Step Up the Fight Against the Nations No. 1 Killer
5. Higher Wealth Linked to Lower Risk of Early Stroke
6. Migraines Frequency Influences Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
7. Prolonged Fasting Boosts Risk of Rare Stroke
8. Risk of Womens Heart Attack or Stroke Appears to Be Lowered by DASH Diet
9. Special Treadmill Helps Stroke Patients Regain Normal Gait
10. Its neck-and-neck down the long stretch for 2 stroke-prevention procedures
11. Stenting as Good as Surgery for Stroke Prevention
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/22/2014)... invasive hysterectomy using electric power morcellation, uterine cancers were ... of the procedure, according to a study published by ... procedure, in which the uterus is fragmented into smaller ... , Despite the commercial availability of electric power morcellators ... malignancy at the time of electric power morcellation (in ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 2014) -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will ... Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology, to Kanti ... Jewish (LIJ) School of Medicine for his 50-year career ... and mentoring, and exceptional patient care. , The ... is bestowed on an individual who has been a ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... may share certain pathogenic mechanisms with cancer, according to ... Linda Kusner, Ph.D. , published in PLOS ... work shows that the very same inhibitors of apoptosis, ... cells that produce autoimmune diseases. Henry Kaminski, M.D. ... GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), as ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 2014 Ticket Down is a reliable ... at Fedex Field in Landover, MD. There has never been ... of international soccer. After the success of the American national soccer ... alive and well. One way that fans of the world’s sport ... with the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup. The tournament will kick ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... The market for botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) ... owing to novel medical indications created and due to ... societies where physical appearance is extremely valued. Although the ... competitors, new companies and technologies are setting ground for ... put the price of 1st-gen products under pressure, only ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study examines presence of uterine cancers at the time of hysterectomy using morcellation 2Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 2Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 3Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 4Health News:New research finds pathogenic connection between autoimmune disorders and cancer 2Health News:Manchester United vs. Inter Milan Tickets Fedex Field Landover: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Inter Milan ManU International Champions Cup Match in Washington, DC 2Health News:Manchester United vs. Inter Milan Tickets Fedex Field Landover: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Inter Milan ManU International Champions Cup Match in Washington, DC 3Health News:Botulinum Neurotoxins Marketplace Analysed in New La Merie Publishing Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Botulinum Neurotoxins Marketplace Analysed in New La Merie Publishing Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Botulinum Neurotoxins Marketplace Analysed in New La Merie Publishing Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 4
... possibilities for more accurately determining the composition of ... two techniques that were previously considered to be ... the detection technique mass spectroscopy (MS). He has ... control mechanism for the active ingredient and excipients ...
... Oct. 24 The Certification of Disability,Management Specialists ... Center (UPMC) as the recipient of its 2007 ... programs,to promote the health and productivity of its ... the National Business Group on,Health,s 2007 Joint Forum ...
... LOS ANGELES and LAIYANG, China, Oct. 24 ... Board: GTEC) (to be known as,Genesis Pharmaceutical ... pharmaceutical company in the People,s Republic of ... CCG Elite to design and execute its,investor ...
... While some targeted therapies drugs developed to attack ... cancer cells work well by themselves, increasingly researchers ... other targeted and conventional therapies. , Reported today ... Cancer Therapeutics, multiple-target applications of new and existing drugs ...
... of Cardiovascular Disease Risk, TORONTO, Oct. 24 ... Amex: PME) today announced that clinical data and,preliminary ... the product as,a cost-effective and valuable cardiovascular risk ... the second product in the PREVU(x),line of skin ...
... Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (Oncolytics) (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced that ... the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency ... begin a clinical trial using intravenous administration of ... as well as immune modulator, in patients with ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New technique improves purity of medicines 2Health News:UPMC and UPMC Health Plan Recognized Nationally for Quality Leadership in Employee Health and Productivity 2Health News:UPMC and UPMC Health Plan Recognized Nationally for Quality Leadership in Employee Health and Productivity 3Health News:Genesis Technology Group Retains CCG Elite 2Health News:Genesis Technology Group Retains CCG Elite 3Health News:Combination targets: some drugs may work best when they work together 2Health News:Combination targets: some drugs may work best when they work together 3Health News:Combination targets: some drugs may work best when they work together 4Health News:Combination targets: some drugs may work best when they work together 5Health News:Combination targets: some drugs may work best when they work together 6Health News:Combination targets: some drugs may work best when they work together 7Health News:PreMD Announces Valuable Data on PREVU(x) LT Life Insurance Product 2Health News:PreMD Announces Valuable Data on PREVU(x) LT Life Insurance Product 3
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 BiologicTx ® today announced ... 3-way Kidney Paired Donation transplant exchange utilizing BiologicTx,s proprietary ... July 9 at the Miami Transplant Institute, located at ... Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) is ... for kidney transplant with one another due to incompatible ...
(Date:7/22/2014)...  A central New York ... Total Artificial Heart implant is home, discharged from ... Freedom® portable driver to wait for a matching ... from a Syracuse architectural hardware company, suffered from ... medications, an implantable defibrillator and a pacemaker. ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO ) today ... patients in its ongoing Phase 2 trial (Study 202) ... revised clinical protocol agreed to with the FDA in ... proprietary recombinant human hyaluronidase under development for the systemic ... "Our diligent effort to rapidly re-initiate patient enrollment and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BiologicTx Paired Donation Aids In Successful Kidney Transplants 2BiologicTx Paired Donation Aids In Successful Kidney Transplants 3'I'm a Heartless SOB' Jokes Patient Discharged from Strong Memorial Hospital without a Human Heart 2'I'm a Heartless SOB' Jokes Patient Discharged from Strong Memorial Hospital without a Human Heart 3Halozyme Resumes Patient Enrollment And Dosing In PEGPH20 Clinical Program In Pancreatic Cancer 2Halozyme Resumes Patient Enrollment And Dosing In PEGPH20 Clinical Program In Pancreatic Cancer 3
... RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Oct. 24, 2011 Apelon, ... data interoperability solutions, today announced the availability ... solution. TermManager, a code set management and ... interoperability initiatives by enabling widespread access to ...
... Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDXS ) ... Codex® Screening Kits are in use or evaluation ... worldwide.  The announcement was made at CPhI  Worldwide, ... week.   Codex® Screening Kits were ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Apelon Announces Availability of New TermManager® Software 250 Pharma Companies Worldwide Now Use Codexis In Process Development 2
Series I Small Joint Arthroscopy Hand Instruments feature small yet durable instruments specifically designed for small joint arthroscopy. They are available in a variety of low profile styles: strai...
Low-profile, hand-held instrument....
Low-profile, hand-held instrument....
Low-profile, hand-held instrument....
Medicine Products: