New Research Studies the Kinematics of Post-Stroke Reaching: Understanding Motor Planning Deficits

Released: 12-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EDT 
Source Newsroom: Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
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A research team from NYU presented a study at AAP 2015 that aims to better understand motor planning deficits post-stroke and to demonstrate the utility of analyzing the kinematics of their reaches under various practice strategies.

"The objective of the present study was to better understand motor planning deficits post-stroke and to demonstrate the utility of analyzing the kinematics of their reaches under various practice strategies. We propose that it may prove useful to examine objective kinematics of reaching post-stroke for code-specific deficits to motor planning so that practice strategies may be tailored for improved rehabilitation outcomes," says lead author JR Rizzo, MD.

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