Pusher behavior (PB) is a little-known postural control disorder characterized by alterations in the perception of body orientation in the coronal (roll) plane. Poststroke PB poses many short- and long-term concerns in clinical practice leading to the longer length of hospital stay and slower functional recovery. The literature on specific rehabilitation training in PB is scant. The aim of this pilot study was to compare the outcomes after postural orientation training using visual and somatosensory cues versus conventional physiotherapy in patients with poststroke PB.

Rehabilitation procedures in the management of postural orientation deficits in patients with poststroke pusher behavior: a pilot study

GANDOLFI, MariaLuisa;GEROIN, Christian;FERRARI, Federico;La Marchina, Elisabetta;VARALTA, Valentina;Fonte, Cristina;PICELLI, Alessandro;MUNARI, Daniele;Valè, Nicola;SMANIA, Nicola
2016-01-01

Abstract

Pusher behavior (PB) is a little-known postural control disorder characterized by alterations in the perception of body orientation in the coronal (roll) plane. Poststroke PB poses many short- and long-term concerns in clinical practice leading to the longer length of hospital stay and slower functional recovery. The literature on specific rehabilitation training in PB is scant. The aim of this pilot study was to compare the outcomes after postural orientation training using visual and somatosensory cues versus conventional physiotherapy in patients with poststroke PB.
pusher behavior; stroke; postural orientation training; outcome; postural control
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