Efficacy of Myoelectric Bracing in Moderately Impaired Stroke. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine; 2020.

Abstract Background: Repetitive, task-specific practice increases functioning of the paretic upper extremity and decreases upper extremity motor impairment. One method to increase participation in repetitive, task-specific practice is an upper extremity myoelectric device, called the “Myomo”, which uses surface electromyography signals to assist with active movement of the moderately impaired hemiplegic upper extremity. Objective: To determine the […]

Classification of Mild Stroke: A Mapping Review

Abstract Persons with mild stroke experience motor and cognitive impairments that negatively impact their health and quality of life. To address these deficits, it is essential for clinicians and researchers to precisely identify mild stroke survivors. Despite the fact that half of all strokes are categorized as mild, no standards exist on what constitutes a […]

Interpreting Action Research Arm Test Assessment Scores to Plan Treatment. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research; 2019.

Abstract Background Rasch keyforms can help interpret clinical assessment scores. The Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) is a commonly used assessment, yet no keyform currently exists. Objective To provide a keyform for the ARAT and demonstrate how a clinician can use the keyform to design optimally challenging rehabilitation sessions. Methods Secondary analysis of ARAT data […]

Visual-Motor Control of Drop Landing After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

RESEARCH ARTICLE| MAY 01 2018 Visual-Motor Control of Drop Landing After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction  Context:  Visual feedback is crucial in the control of human movement. When vision is obstructed, alterations in landing neuromuscular control may increase movements that place individuals at risk for injury. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury may further alter the motor-control response […]

Ohio Modified Arm–Motor Ability Test (OMAAT): An Optimized Measure of Upper Extremity Functional Limitation in Hemiparetic Stroke. American Journal of Occupational Therapy; 2018.

This secondary analysis quantified the psychometric properties of the Ohio Modified Arm–Motor Ability Test (OMAAT) in a sample of neurologically stable chronic stroke survivors (n = 67, 40 men; mean age 59.8 yr, standard deviation = 12.8; 42 White, 23 Black, 2 other; 92.5% right-sided lesion; 44 ischemic stroke). Findings indicate high OMAAT internal consistency (Cronbach’s […]