Posts Tagged ‘Seoul’

Are musculoskeletal problems in Parkinson’s disease neglected

Parkinson’s disease – PD patients do not receive adequate treatment for musculoskeletal problems. This was the conclusion reached by Kim YE et al. from the Department of Neurology and Movement Disorder Center, Parkinson Study Group, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The researches found the prevalence of musculoskeletal problems was significantly higher in the Parkinson disease (PD) group compared to controls. However these musculoskeletal problems in the PD group tended to receive less treatment than that of the control group despite PD patients having a higher prevalence than in the controls.

LegTutor and 3DTutor indicated for Active Movement Rehabilitation of Lower-Limb Impairments in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Happy Children Playing Kids

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In the May edition of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair Dr. Yi-Ning Wu from Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA and Dr. Miriam Hwang from Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea study Combined Passive Stretching and Active Movement Rehabilitation of Lower-Limb Impairments in Children With Cerebral Palsy using a portable robot. The group found that Passive stretching combined with engaging in active movement training was of benefit in this pilot study for children with CP. They demonstrated improvements in joint biomechanical properties, motor control performance, and functional capability in balance and mobility.
The LegTutor and 3DTutor trains isolated and combined hip, knee and ankle movement and focusses on leg motor control in order to improve functional walking outcome.