Motor Imagery a rehab method for PD patients

Man with book sitting in chair

Image by George Eastman House via Flickr

In the January edition of Neurorehabil Neural Repair January Dr. Helsen and her group form Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium study the Motor Imagery Ability in Patients With Early- and Mid-Stage Parkinson Disease. The group found that this practice method can also be successfully applied in the rehabilitation of patients with Parkinson disease (PD).
The HandTutor, ArmTutor and LegTutor system are used to encourage active exercise task practice in Parkinson’s PD patients.

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