Tag Archives: rehabilitation

The arms really can give the legs a helping hand in rehabilitation of human walking

The emergence of upright, bipedal walking is a characteristic of human evolution that separate us from our quadrupedal cousins—other animals. The upright walking posture freed our hands so that we could perform skilled tasks like signaling, carrying,

Why and how should we screen injured workers?

Every year, tens of millions of workers suffer accidental injuries leading to general practitioner treatments or hospitalizations. Thus, accidents are frequent and many of the survivors are left with temporary or permanent disabilities. Most accident insurers report

Implantable heart pumps improve functional independence in patients with advanced heart failure

The syndrome of advanced heart failure (AHF) occurs when the muscle of the heart loses its ability to effectively pump blood to the body. This results in poor delivery of oxygen and other nutrients to many organs,

The benefits and safety of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is currently considered a low-grade neoplasm that mainly affects young women, and is characterized by the presence of diffuse pulmonary cysts. Several studies have shown that patients with LAM have reduced exercise capacity secondary to

Music as a medicine for sudden hearing loss

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) is a disease that suddenly affects hearing in one ear without any special trigger and is often accompanied by tinnitus (a ringing in the ear), ear fullness, vertigo, dizziness. The rate of

Quadriceps performance under activation of foot dorsal extension in healthy volunteers

The muscle (m.) quadriceps femoris on the front of the thigh stretches the leg in the knee joint and is the strongest muscle in the human body. It is important in activities of daily living as walking

A new technique for measuring mandibular guide flange angulation

When a mandibulectomy causes discontinuity, the patient will need a rehabilitative prosthesis to achieve proper occlusal relationship. In mandibular-based guidance prosthesis, the guide flange is attached to a mandibular removable partial denture (RPD) on the nonresected side

Agreement between physician’s recommendation and fitness-to-drive decision in multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive disease of the central nervous system with potential debilitating effects on visual, motor and cognitive functions. These functions are essential for daily life activities, such as driving a car. Previous studies

How can I create more mobility in my stiff shoulder?

A stiff shoulder, or the so-called “frozen shoulder”, is a disorder characterized by progressive pain and loss of mobility of the shoulder. The annual incidences are 3 to 5% in the general population and even up to

Insomnia after traumatic brain injury

Work is central to a person’s life, impacting the physical, mental, financial and social health of individuals and communities. It is a powerful determinant of health. For survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI), however, the process of