Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Teaser 7:1 Effects of lower limb reciprocal pedalling exercise on motor function after stroke: a systematic review of randomised and non-randomised studies


After stroke, it is possible to drive beneficial functional reorganisation of the brain with behavioural training. For example, repetition of motor activity can produce changes in brain representation maps and motor skill acquisition, or motor learning, may drive these changes. These and other findings suggest that rehabilitation programmes should incorporate these underlying principles and hence involve: increasing levels of motor skill; goal-directed activity, and tasks that are meaningful for participants in rehabilitation programmes. However, it remains unclear which specific therapeutic modalities might best be used to provide the repetitive, skilled activity necessary to drive brain changes that might lead to improvements in functional activities such as gait.

Monday, October 10, 2011

World Stroke Day

Download these articles on World Stroke Day (WSD), 2011.
What will you be doing this WSD?

World Stroke Day special edition: where are we six-years on? (page 375)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-4949.2011.00663.x/full

IJS announces journal series on stroke, cognition and vascular dementia (page 375)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-4949.2011.00662.x/full

World Stroke Day (page 376)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-4949.2011.00655.x/full

World Stroke Day Editorial (page 377)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-4949.2011.00656.x/full

The International Journal of Stroke welcomes Professor Patrick Lyden as Associate Editor (page 378)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-4949.2011.00664.x/full

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