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OmniVR® “Virtual Reality” and Visual Field Deficits

Posted by ACP on Dec 3, 2018 6:35:37 PM

Stroke is a common diagnosis in rehabilitation and resultant visual field disorders can be a significant barrier to a successful rehabilitation program.

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Topics: Neuro Rehab, Clinical Tip

Improving Functional Mobility Using Dynamic Balance Training

Posted by ACP on Sep 24, 2018 11:14:34 AM

Patient Information: Male, Age 67

Diagnosis: Stroke

History: This gentleman was referred to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation services after hospitalization due to a second stroke which resulted in lower extremity weakness and decreased balance. Prior to this stroke, he lived at home with his wife and walked with a hemi-walker.

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Topics: Neuro Rehab, Patient Success Story, Fall Prevention & Balance

Improving Functional Mobility with Dual-Task Training

Posted by ACP on Aug 27, 2018 10:36:47 AM

In the early phase of rehab, a therapist may elect to challenge a patient with one task at a time. However, most of the activities done by individuals in everyday life occur with two or more tasks performed at once. Dual-task (DT) training is defined as working on one task while simultaneously working on additional tasks (cognitive or motor). Individuals with neurologic disorders commonly have deficits in their ability to perform motor and cognitive dual-tasks.

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Topics: Clinical Tip, Fall Prevention & Balance, Neuro Rehab

Improving Functional Mobility with Electrical Stimulation and Exercise for an Individual with Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Posted by ACP on Aug 20, 2018 2:15:29 PM

Patient Information: Male, Age 39

Diagnosis: Guillain-Barré Syndrome / Quadriplegia

History: This gentleman was hospitalized for an extended period of time due to onset of Guillain-Barré syndrome requiring mechanical ventilation. After hospitalization, he was referred to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation due to significant limitations in muscle strength, activity tolerance, balance and coordination with an inability to perform daily living tasks independently. His goal was to be able to watch his kids play community sports. Prior to this hospitalization, he was independent with all activities, lived on his own, and worked as a truck driver.

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Topics: Neuro Rehab, Patient Success Story, Fall Prevention & Balance

Improving Cognition Involving Safety Awareness, Memory, and Attention using Virtual Reality in Therapy

Posted by ACP on Aug 13, 2018 9:42:24 AM

Patient Information: Male, Age 57

Diagnosis: Cognitive Communication Deficit / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease /
Chronic Heart Failure

History: This gentleman was admitted to a skilled nursing facility and referred to speech therapy for decreased cognitive function and failure to thrive following bilateral above knee amputations. Previously, the gentleman lived at home.

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Topics: Patient Success Story, Neuro Rehab

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