The Effect Of A Person Experiencing A Left Cerebrovascular Accident ( Cva ) Or Stroke

1435 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
Suddenly, you notice a cold numbness that creeps over the right side of your body. You know this feeling is not right, but you are having trouble making sense of it all. When you ask the person next to you for help, you find that the words are not able to escape your mouth, and in an instant, you are overcome with fear. Panic begins to flood your body as your vision becomes foggy and your legs no longer want to support your body.1 What I just described to you are the signs of a person experiencing a left cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or stroke. Approximately 795,000 people experience a stroke every year in the United States,1 and as physical therapists (PT), it is important to assist these patients in regaining their independence. Four methods of rehabilitation that can be used to assist motor performance and brain function in stroke patients include task-specific, neurofacilitation, task-orientated, and intensive motor therapy.2 Focusing specifically on task orientated and intensive motor therapy, upper limb constraint induced therapy (CIT) and bilateral arm training (BAT) can be derived respectively and has gained the attention of PTs.2 Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to analyze the research and answer the following hypothetical question relating the two therapies. In a male patient who is 55 years old with right hemiparesis caused by L CVA that occurred one year ago, how does CIT affect Motor Activity Log (MAL), Normalized Movement Unit (NMU), Functional…

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