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3d movements and stroke rehab



A new research center at Stanford will address mobility disorders with powerful 3-D simulations of a patient's movements


I did have this done as part of a research study I was in on ankle movement but was not able to see those results. I could see an extremely important use for this for all PTs working with stroke gaits. And maybe then someone will be able to identify very specific small movements to work on. My first PTs could only demonstrate the correct way to walk and since my walking was pretty screwed up their admonitions didn't work


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I understand what you are saying but in Ray's case the comprehension just wasn't there and in the end they agreed he would walk the way he COULD instead of SHOULD.


For those survivors without cognitive defects you are 100% right and this will be a real break through.


Thanks for sharing it with us Dean.



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Dean: I would love to see a study of Bruce's Right Leg and Foot. You are right, the therapists only guess as to position and where the patient is compensating with the wrong alignment. Bruce's therapists insist it is his hip (major weight bearing bone) but personally when I look at him walking, the issue seems to be compensating for the thigh muscle. How that changes things, I am not sure. The bones are the strength, but I would still like to see the exact issues as he feels them and makes adjustments.


Thank you. Debbie

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