Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Dance for Parkinson's - The effects on whole body co-ordination during turning around

Would this help stroke survivors? Lessen your fall risk?
https://www.mdlinx.com/internal-medicine/medical-news-article/2017/04/03/dance-parkinson-s-turning-3-dimensional/7118485/?
The goal of the study portrayed in this paper was to examine the impacts of ballroom and Latin American dancing classes on turning in people with Parkinson's. Those who danced were better able to coordinate their axial and perpendicular segments and surprisingly became more 'en bloc' in their turning behaviour, recommending this might be a beneficial adaptation, rather than a maladaptive result of Parkinson’s, as previously proposed.

Methods

  • A randomized, controlled, experimental design was utilized for this study.
  • Dance classes were performed in a community dance center in Southern England and all evaluations took place a gait laboratory.
  • In this study, total 27 people with mild–moderate Parkinson’s participated.
  • Participants were randomly allocated to receive either 20, 1–hour dancing classes over 10 weeks (n = 15), or a 'usual care' control group (n = 12).

Results

  • Movement of the head, pelvis, and feet amid turning in people with Parkinson's are influenced by dancing with tighter coupling of body segments.
  • Significant 4–way interactions between the groups, over time and turn style, with longer latency of the head (p = 0.008) and greater rotation in the pelvis (p = 0.036), alongside a trend of slower movement of the first (p = 0.063) and second (p = 0.081) foot in controls were appeared, with minimal change in dancers.
  • All interactions were influenced by the type of turn.
  • No important differences were found in the centre of mass displacement, turn time or clinical measures.

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