Spectrum, Trends and Approaches in Contemporary Neurorehabilitation


Authors: J. Opavský
Authors‘ workplace: Katedra fyzioterapie, Fakulta tělesné kultury UP v Olomouci
Published in: Rehabil. fyz. Lék., 23, 2016, No. 2, pp. 59-63.
Category: Original Papers

Overview

Progress in knowledge of mechanisms of human motoric activities is reflected in broadening of the fields of interest of contemporary neurorehabilitation. Methods for the assessment of health state of patients in neurorehabilitation, and for the evaluation of their specific problems on their functional state, are increasingly employed. Neurophysiological knowledge is applied in new methods and therapeutic approaches, which are based on neuroplasticity of the nervous system. There is a gradual broadening of application of the sophisticated technical devices and systems which are using principles of neuromodulation and specific stimulation of neural structures. Apart from these, a robotic therapy represents an additional approach to classic methods of neurorehabilitation. This article provides a short outline of its current trends which have been presented at the 9th World ISPRM Congress and at the 3rd ECNR Congress in the year 2015.

Keywords:
neurorehabilitation, trends, assessment, tests, scales, outline


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