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How many reps???

By |2019-02-12T05:28:34+00:00March 19th, 2019|Practice Tips|

When attempting to learn a new skill, or improve an old one, people often ask – how much practice do I need to do in order to reach my goal? This very same question may be asked by a stroke survivor who wants improve their walking ability, or retrain the use of their arm, [...]

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Progressive resistance training after Stroke

By |2019-02-12T05:27:50+00:00March 12th, 2019|Journal reviews|

Progressive resistance training after Stroke improves strength but not activity: a systematic review Background The disability caused by a stroke is most consistently associated with muscle weakness and decreased co-ordination. But of these impairments, muscle weakness is the largest cause of disability after stroke (Canning et al 2004) because if you can’t [...]

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Motivation in Rehabilitation

By |2019-02-12T05:27:00+00:00March 5th, 2019|Practice Tips|

In November 2018, the NSW Chapter of the Aust. Physio Assoc. Neurology Group ran a panel discussion about Motivation in Rehabilitation. To lead this discussion, we were joined by: Kath is a woman with cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegia. She uses a manual wheelchair for mobility. In May 2016, Kathryn [...]

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Biomechanics of the Trunk

By |2019-03-04T20:47:18+00:00March 4th, 2019|Events|

A lecture and discussion Karl Schurr A review of biomechanics of the trunk with a discussion of the implications for assessment and training in stroke rehabilitation There is much debate about the role of the trunk muscles in sitting, standing and walking in people with Stroke and other neurological conditions. This lecture will [...]

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Increasing practice intensity

By |2019-02-12T05:25:55+00:00February 26th, 2019|Journal reviews|

Schneider Emma, Lannin Natasha A, & Ada Louise (2019 online early). A professional development program increased the intensity of practice undertaken in an inpatient upper limb rehabilitation class: A pre-post study. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. If you have attended (or plan to attend) a StrokeEd upper limb retraining workshop, there is now preliminary evidence [...]

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Mental practice/imagery

By |2019-02-12T11:18:18+00:00February 16th, 2019|Practice Tips|

Here is a very good u-tube explanation and recording of mental practice for upper limb training. We use part of this recording in our workshops. This recording was recommended as a ‘good example’ for teaching stroke survivors ‘how to do’ mental practice by Dr Karen Liu at Western Sydney University; Karen who conducts research [...]

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International CIMT survey

By |2019-02-08T04:01:58+00:00February 8th, 2019|Journal reviews|

Christie L, McCluskey A, & Lovarini M (2019, online early). Constraint-induced movement therapy for upper limb recovery in adult neurorehabilitation: An international survey of current knowledge and experience. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. This is the first publication from Lauren Christie's PhD about the implementation and sustainability of upper limb CIMT. While helping 9 teams [...]

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