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    Upper Limb Sonomyography

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    An upper limb amputees is an individual who has lost an arm due to a trauma or disease that has an adverse affect on the limbs. Amputees are patients that cannot perform everyday functions like they were use to doing before. Advancement of cutting-edge technology with innovations in mechanical, electrical, and software design could give them something to look forward to in the near future. This paper gives an overview of the future of sonomyography, the morphological changes of a muscle being detected by sonography, as an interface to control a prosthetic upper limb in real time and surpass the limitation of surface electromyography as an interface. Sonography imaging is rich in information, fast, widely available, and relatively cheap. Introduction…

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    Cerebrovascular Accidents

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    received from receptors located in the muscles, tendons, joints, and inner ear regarding movement and body position.” A stroke can affect various areas of the brain, including those involved in balance and coordination. As a result, stroke victims struggle to properly coordinate and control their movements. The subsequent paragraphs will address five articles which have been reviewed and pertain to the use of proprioception training in rehabilitation programs for post-stroke patients. The…

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    Neck Pain Injury Essay

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    Activity aggravates the pain and medications improve it. The patient also has constant neck pain radiating into both upper extremities, both thumbs ad all fingers associated with tingling, numbness, weakness and cramps. The patient rated neck pain as 3-7/10-scale level. The pain aggravates with neck rotation and neck movements. Medications relieve it. There is also 3-7/10-sclae level pain in bilateral wrists, hands and thumbs L>R. The pain is aggravated by the use of both hands and relieved…

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    “Strive to find things to be thankful for, and just look for the good in who you are!” (“Bethany Hamilton Quotes”). These are the words of a very strong person who many look up, too. Bethany Hamilton is a very strong and determined person who many would call their hero, even with her disability. She was raised in a home of surfers and could not bare to lose her surfing. Bethany may have been bitten by a shark and live with no arm but she is a very fierce competitor. She is an individual that…

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    Under Arm Tattoo

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    The groups were split into four conditions. The first one was a man with an upper arm tattoo. The second condition was the same man without an upper arm tattoo. The third condition was a woman with an upper arm tattoo. The last condition was the same woman but her tattoo was removed. There were two different types of factors. The first factor is the target gender and it has two levels (male, female). It is manipulated by seeing if dwell time (ms) will be different for each gender. The second…

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    concerned with the difficulties with controlling of movements following a brain trauma. In which cause a limitation on the intervention used by the OT; such information includes performing movement patterns the person uses for the tasks needed to accomplish (Kielhofner, 2009, p. 178). 3) In my organization, a case consisted of a 45-year-old male veteran who experienced spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a catastrophic, life-changing event that results in severe sensory, motor,…

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    Stroke Recovery Paper

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    activity over the days to weeks post stoke, that by roughly three months there is enough synaptic recovery which corresponds with the behaviour recovery. However, the deficits and disabilities of a stroke can vary from mild to severely debilitating problems that can interfere with daily-life. The current treatment for stroke did not meet the expectations of patients. De Pino et al (2014) explained no treatment designed currently effectively restores function and repairs the damaged tissue. The…

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    The following article evaluates the potential benefits of viewing a mirror image of an unaffected upper limb on recovery in patients with hemiparesis early after ischemic stroke. Participants included thirty-six individuals who had severe hemiparesis following a first-time ischemic stroke in the middle cerebral artery territory. Participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups; the control group (n=18), who received standard therapy, or the experimental group (n=18), who received…

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    factors when it comes to body control, anywhere from standing up from a chair, sitting down and simply being able to stand still. Many people can lose their ability to control their balance if it involves serious injuries to any limbs. After a serious injury, it is common for someone to give the limb some rest time to recover, for example an ankle injury, after several weeks of no exercise the muscles becomes atrophy, as the article states “ Bilateral locomotor abnormalities, attribute to…

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    However, significant positive evidence points to improvements of hand dexterity, upper and lower extremity range of motion, and motor function of both upper and lower extremities, particularly if therapies are used for several months in patients with chronic issues. In general, FES appears to have more promise relative to traditional therapies in chronic populations, with a less noticeable effect in acute and subacute groups. However, this may partly be due to the general uncertainty of…

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