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Long-lasting amelioration of walking trajectory in neglect after prismatic adaptation.
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PMID:  23882208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
In the present study we explored the effect of prismatic adaptation (PA) applied to the upper right limb on the walking trajectory of a neglect patient with more severe neglect in far than in near space. The patient was asked to bisect a line fixed to the floor by walking across it before and after four sessions of PA distributed over a time frame of 67 days. Gait path was analyzed by means of an optoelectronic motion analysis system. The walking trajectory improved following PA and the result was maintained at follow-up, 15 months after treatment. The improvement was greater for the predicted bisection error (estimated on the basis of the trajectory extrapolated from the first walking step) than for the observed bisection error (measured at line bisection). These results show that PA may act on high level spatial representation of gait trajectory rather than on lower level sensory-motor gait components and suggest that PA may have a long-lasting rehabilitative effect on neglect patients showing a deviated walking trajectory.
Marco Rabuffetti; Alessia Folegatti; Lucia Spinazzola; Raffaella Ricci; Maurizio Ferrarin; Anna Berti; Marco Neppi-Modona
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-07-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers in human neuroscience     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1662-5161     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Hum Neurosci     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-24     Completed Date:  2013-07-24     Revised Date:  2013-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101477954     Medline TA:  Front Hum Neurosci     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382     Citation Subset:  -    
Biomedical Technology Department, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS IRCCS , Milano , Italy.
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