Diagonals part three: Pathology. The stroke patient: how we can train the diagonals to create a better result

van de Rakt, Jan and Mccarthy-Grunwald, Steven (2016) Diagonals part three: Pathology. The stroke patient: how we can train the diagonals to create a better result. Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology, 3 (1). pp. 576-615.

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Abstract

Perception of the body is one way in which the brains makes direct contact with the outside world. This is essential information which following a stroke can present as a problem for individuals due to the differences in ability. It is important to identify what the brain “feels” and then interprets from the information which results in our external bodily responses. We are already aware that our vision and other senses can alter on two levels. These differences can be either in the sense itself or in the assimilation of the damage brain. This information assimilation provides the brain with the tools to react using the damage muscle system, especially damage in the selectivity process. Following a stroke there is always a degree of damage sustained in the diagonals, therefore it would be incorrect to differentiate by using of affect and unaffected side for identification purposes. However for the purpose of this article we do so to prevent the possible confusion this could pose to the reader. Damage to the diagonal makes lying and moving in bed more difficult. Within part 3 we will consider bed attitude which gives the individual a starting position to perform movements because now the brain can search for solutions. In severe cases it is often the lack of stability which results in the individual being unable to move sufficiently and therefore affects recovery. In this article we explain how to supporting the individual to start developing this stability and work towards building-up movement whilst in bed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology
Publisher: Società Scientifica Riabilitazione e Posturologia dello Sport
ISSN: 2385-1988
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Nursing, Health and Professional Practice
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 11:57
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2017 06:11
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2667

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