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dc.contributor.authorMalešević, Jovana
dc.contributor.authorKonstantinović, Ljubica
dc.contributor.authorBijelić, Goran
dc.contributor.authorMalešević, Nebojša
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-24T09:16:49Z
dc.date.available2021-05-24T09:16:49Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-26
dc.identifier.citationMalešević, Jovana, Ljubica Konstantinović, Goran Bijelić, and Nebojša Malešević. “Smart Protocols for Physical Therapy of Foot Drop Based on Functional Electrical Stimulation: A Case Study.” Healthcare 9, no. 5 (April 26, 2021): 502. doi:10.3390/healthcare9050502.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/1137
dc.description.abstractFunctional electrical stimulation (FES) is used for treating foot drop by delivering electrical pulses to the anterior tibialis muscle during the swing phase of gait. This treatment requires that a patient can walk, which is mostly possible in the later phases of rehabilitation. In the early phase of recovery, the therapy conventionally consists of stretching exercises, and less commonly of FES delivered cyclically. Nevertheless, both approaches minimize patient engagement, which is inconsistent with recent findings that the full rehabilitation potential could be achieved by an active psycho-physical engagement of the patient during physical therapy. Following this notion, we proposed smart protocols whereby the patient sits and ankle movements are FES-induced by self-control. In six smart protocols, movements of the paretic ankle were governed by the non-paretic ankle with different control strategies, while in the seventh voluntary movements of the paretic ankle were used for stimulation triggering. One stroke survivor in the acute phase of recovery participated in the study. During the therapy, the patient’s voluntary ankle range of motion increased and reached the value of normal gait after 15 sessions. Statistical analysis did not reveal the differences between the protocols in FES-induced movements.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe APC was funded by Lund University Libraryen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)en
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleSmart Protocols for Physical Therapy of Foot Drop Based on Functional Electrical Stimulation: A Case Studyen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/healthcare9050502en
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsFunctional electrical stimulationen
dc.subject.keywordsFoot dropen
dc.subject.keywordsSmart protocolsen
dc.subject.keywordsPhysical therapyen
dc.subject.keywordsContralateral controlen
dc.subject.keywordsRange of motionen
dc.subject.keywordsStrokeen
dc.identifier.essn2227-9032en
dc.issue.number5en
dc.journal.titleHealthcareen
dc.page.initial502en
dc.volume.number9en


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