Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Over 795,000 Americans sustain a new or recurrent stroke each year. Americans paid about $73.7 billion in 2010 for stroke-related medical costs and disability. We proposed induced position analysis as a useful technique to look at basic motor function. This technique has not yet been utilized in functional arm reaching in stroke. We found that increased shoulder relative to elbow moment contribution was associated with less impairment and greater posttraining gains in speed of functional tasks.
Volume 50 Number 1, 2013
Pages 71 — 84
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