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TASK-SPECIFIC TRAINING

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TASK-SPECIFIC TRAINING

1. Stroke rehabilitation should be task-specific wherever possible and practical.

2. Functional reorganization of cortex is greater for tasks that are meaningful to the animal; repetitive activity is inadequate.

3. Task-specific training has been shown to have longer-lasting cortical reorganization, focusing on tasks which are important and meaningful to the patient.

4. In stroke rehabilitation, task-specific training principle is practiced in mobility training and has been shown to improve gait speed and endurance.

5. Task-specific training is performed via actual over-the ground walking, and can be incorporated in circuit class therapy.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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