Monday, September 26, 2022

Sports Kinesiology May Improve Prosthetics Rehab Outcomes

New research says adopting an attentional mindset during physical therapy and rehabilitation can help people learn to use prostheses better and faster. The current standard of practice in post-amputation rehabilitation prioritizes internally focused instructions where patients are told to move their joints or contract their muscles in certain ways, but an external focus of

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Empowering Patients With Therapeutic Gait Training

The most difficult patient Sheila Clemens ever treated was a man in his 20s who came to her after a crash that resulted in a transfemoral amputation, caused a stroke, and left him blind. Clemens, PT, MPT, PhD, professor at the University of Kentucky and a research scientist at the Lexington, Kentucky, VA Medical Center, was not sure if her patient would ever be able to wear a prosthesis, let alone walk with one.

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