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Sensorimotor Control After Stroke

  • W. Richard StainesEmail author
  • David A. E. Bolton
  • William E. McIlroy
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Abstract

Approximately two-thirds of stroke survivors have residual neurological deficits that impair function and approximately 50 % are left with disabilities that render them dependent on others for activities of daily living. While the economic burden of stroke on the health care system is substantial (approximately $2.7 billion and 3 million hospital days annually) [1], the human cost to stroke survivors, and their families is incalculable. Despite improvements in acute stroke care, understanding of recovery processes is still relatively underdeveloped and there is a need for new innovative approaches to improve rehabilitation, promote recovery, lessen disability, and prevent subsequent stroke.

Keywords

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Aerobic Training Stroke Survivor Irrelevant Distractor Homologous Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Richard Staines
    • 1
    Email author
  • David A. E. Bolton
    • 1
  • William E. McIlroy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of KinesiologyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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