Vivian Weerdesteyn

Summary

Affiliation: Sint Maartenskliniek
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Keep looking ahead? Re-direction of visual fixation does not always occur during an unpredictable obstacle avoidance task
    Daniel S Marigold
    Gait and Posture Lab, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave West, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    Exp Brain Res 176:32-42. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Advancing age progressively affects obstacle avoidance skills in the elderly
    Vivian Weerdesteyn
    Sint Maartenskliniek Research, Development and Education, P O Box 9011, 6500 GM, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Hum Mov Sci 24:865-80. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint A five-week exercise program can reduce falls and improve obstacle avoidance in the elderly
    Vivian Weerdesteyn
    Sint Maartenskliniek Research, Development and Education, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Gerontology 52:131-41. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Community-dwelling people with chronic stroke need disproportionate attention while walking and negotiating obstacles
    Katrijn Smulders
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Department of Neurology, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 36:127-32. 2012
  5. doi request reprint StartReact restores reaction time in HSP: evidence for subcortical release of a motor program
    Jorik Nonnekes
    Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice, Department of Rehabilitation and Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Department of Neurology, Radboud University Medical Centre, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and Sint Maartenskliniek Research, Development and Education, 6500 GM Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 34:275-81. 2014
  6. doi request reprint Dual-tasking interferes with obstacle avoidance reactions in healthy seniors
    Judith Hegeman
    Department of Research, Development and Education, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 36:236-40. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Clinical measures are feasible and sensitive to assess balance and gait capacities in older persons with mild to moderate Intellectual Disabilities
    Lotte Enkelaar
    Department of Rehabilitation, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Res Dev Disabil 34:276-85. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Unraveling the association between SSRI use and falls: an experimental study of risk factors for accidental falls in long-term paroxetine users
    Judith Hegeman
    Department of Research, Development and Education, St Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Clin Neuropharmacol 34:210-5. 2011
  9. doi request reprint The effect of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug on two important predictors for accidental falls: postural balance and manual reaction time. A randomized, controlled pilot study
    Judith Hegeman
    Department of Research, Development and Education, St Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Hum Mov Sci 30:384-95. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Mechanisms of postural instability in hereditary spastic paraplegia
    Jorik Nonnekes
    Department of Rehabilitation, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Neurol 260:2387-95. 2013

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Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Keep looking ahead? Re-direction of visual fixation does not always occur during an unpredictable obstacle avoidance task
    Daniel S Marigold
    Gait and Posture Lab, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave West, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    Exp Brain Res 176:32-42. 2007
    ..Therefore, peripheral vision of a suddenly appearing obstacle in the travel path is sufficient for successful obstacle avoidance during locomotion: visual fixation is generally not re-directed to either the obstacle or landing area...
  2. ncbi request reprint Advancing age progressively affects obstacle avoidance skills in the elderly
    Vivian Weerdesteyn
    Sint Maartenskliniek Research, Development and Education, P O Box 9011, 6500 GM, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Hum Mov Sci 24:865-80. 2005
    ..An exercise program has been shown to improve avoidance success rates, especially at short ARTs, but the training effects on the determinants of success still need to be assessed...
  3. ncbi request reprint A five-week exercise program can reduce falls and improve obstacle avoidance in the elderly
    Vivian Weerdesteyn
    Sint Maartenskliniek Research, Development and Education, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Gerontology 52:131-41. 2006
    ..Although exercise programs have been shown to reduce the risk of falls, the optimal exercise components, as well as the working mechanisms that underlie the effectiveness of these programs, have not yet been established...
  4. doi request reprint Community-dwelling people with chronic stroke need disproportionate attention while walking and negotiating obstacles
    Katrijn Smulders
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Department of Neurology, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 36:127-32. 2012
    ..The results imply that common daily life tasks such as obstacle crossing while walking require disproportionate attention even in well-recovered people with stroke...
  5. doi request reprint StartReact restores reaction time in HSP: evidence for subcortical release of a motor program
    Jorik Nonnekes
    Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice, Department of Rehabilitation and Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Department of Neurology, Radboud University Medical Centre, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and Sint Maartenskliniek Research, Development and Education, 6500 GM Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 34:275-81. 2014
    ..These delayed onsets in HSP were normalized when the imperative stimulus was combined with a SAS, presumably through release of a subcortically stored motor program conveyed by the preserved reticulospinal tract. ..
  6. doi request reprint Dual-tasking interferes with obstacle avoidance reactions in healthy seniors
    Judith Hegeman
    Department of Research, Development and Education, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 36:236-40. 2012
    ..This adds to the evidence indicating an increased risk of tripping or falling when attention is divided during walking in the presence of unexpected obstacles...
  7. doi request reprint Clinical measures are feasible and sensitive to assess balance and gait capacities in older persons with mild to moderate Intellectual Disabilities
    Lotte Enkelaar
    Department of Rehabilitation, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Res Dev Disabil 34:276-85. 2013
    ..These factors might help in the selection of subjects to be monitored on their balance and gait capacities...
  8. doi request reprint Unraveling the association between SSRI use and falls: an experimental study of risk factors for accidental falls in long-term paroxetine users
    Judith Hegeman
    Department of Research, Development and Education, St Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Clin Neuropharmacol 34:210-5. 2011
    ..Compared with healthy seniors, long-term senior users of paroxetine seem to be at an increased risk of falling due to impairments in balance control, especially when attention has to be divided between 2 concurrent activities...
  9. doi request reprint The effect of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug on two important predictors for accidental falls: postural balance and manual reaction time. A randomized, controlled pilot study
    Judith Hegeman
    Department of Research, Development and Education, St Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Hum Mov Sci 30:384-95. 2011
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  10. doi request reprint Mechanisms of postural instability in hereditary spastic paraplegia
    Jorik Nonnekes
    Department of Rehabilitation, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Neurol 260:2387-95. 2013
    ..We therefore suggest that the delayed postural responses in HSP are caused by slowed conduction time via the posterior spinal columns...
  11. ncbi request reprint Step by step: a proof of concept study of C-Mill gait adaptability training in the chronic phase after stroke
    Anita Heeren
    Department of Rehabilitation, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Rehabil Med 45:616-22. 2013
    ..To evaluate the concept of C-Mill gait adaptability training...
  12. pmc CNS effects of indomethacin: should patients be cautioned about decreased mental alertness and motor coordination?
    Judith Hegeman
    Department of Research, Development and Education, St Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 75:814-21. 2013
    ..In this placebo-controlled randomized study with a crossover design we attempted to find evidence for that warning...
  13. pmc Does osteoporosis predispose falls? A study on obstacle avoidance and balance confidence
    Ellen Smulders
    Sint Maartenskliniek, Research, Development and Education, PO Box 9011, 6500 GM, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:1. 2011
    ..Since it was shown that persons with osteoporosis are unstable during obstacle crossing it was hypothesized that they more frequently hit obstacles, specifically under challenging conditions...
  14. doi request reprint Exercise training can improve spatial characteristics of time-critical obstacle avoidance in elderly people
    Vivian Weerdesteyn
    Department of Rehabilitation, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Hum Mov Sci 27:738-48. 2008
    ..In addition, these findings could indicate that the execution of other time-critical events, like an actual fall, could also be improved by training...
  15. doi request reprint Evidence for bilaterally delayed and decreased obstacle avoidance responses while walking with a lower limb prosthesis
    Cheriel J Hofstad
    Sint Maartenskliniek Research Development and Education, P O Box 9011, 6500 GM Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Clin Neurophysiol 120:1009-15. 2009
    ..To examine whether the increased failure rates in obstacle avoidance of patients with lower limb amputation can be understood on the basis of increased delay and/or decreased amplitudes of obstacle avoidance responses...
  16. doi request reprint The body configuration at step contact critically determines the successfulness of balance recovery in response to large backward perturbations
    Vivian Weerdesteyn
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice, Department of Rehabilitation, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 35:462-6. 2012
    ..Given the observation that participants improved their performance by increasing their leg angles, which suggests that it may be easier to improve this variable, compared to the trunk angle, by exercise interventions...
  17. doi request reprint Effect of peroneal electrical stimulation versus an ankle-foot orthosis on obstacle avoidance ability in people with stroke-related foot drop
    Roos van Swigchem
    Department of Rehabilitation, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Phys Ther 92:398-406. 2012
    ..However, the literature is not conclusive on whether peroneal FES also is better than an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) in this regard...
  18. doi request reprint Step performance in persons with rheumatoid arthritis: a case-control study
    Ellen Smulders
    Department of Rheumatology, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:1669-74. 2011
    ..To investigate factors that could lead to falls in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  19. doi request reprint Falls prevention in persons with intellectual disabilities: development, implementation, and process evaluation of a tailored multifactorial fall risk assessment and intervention strategy
    Ellen Smulders
    Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice, Department of Rehabilitation, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Res Dev Disabil 34:2788-98. 2013
    ..Implementation on a larger scale would also make it possible to investigate the effectiveness of the falls clinic with regard to the prevention of falls in this population. ..
  20. doi request reprint A review of balance and gait capacities in relation to falls in persons with intellectual disability
    Lotte Enkelaar
    Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice, Department of Rehabilitation, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Res Dev Disabil 33:291-306. 2012
    ..Finally, this review demonstrates that balance and gait are potentially trainable in persons with ID. These results suggest that falls might be prevented with ID-specific exercise interventions...
  21. ncbi request reprint Reduced StartReact effect and freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease: two of a kind?
    Jorik Nonnekes
    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Neurol 261:943-50. 2014
    ..We suggest that with time-varying demands, these structures may no longer be able to coordinate the integration of anticipatory postural adjustments with steps, leading to FOG episodes. ..
  22. doi request reprint Efficacy of a short multidisciplinary falls prevention program for elderly persons with osteoporosis and a fall history: a randomized controlled trial
    Ellen Smulders
    Department of Rheumatology, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:1705-11. 2010
    ..Persons with osteoporosis are at risk for fall-related fractures because of decreased bone strength. A decrease in the number of falls therefore is expected to be particularly beneficial for these persons...
  23. ncbi request reprint The capacity to restore steady gait after a step modification is reduced in people with poststroke foot drop using an ankle-foot orthosis
    Roos van Swigchem
    R van Swigchem, PT, PhD, Department of Rehabilitation, Donders Centre for Neuroscience, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Phys Ther 94:654-63. 2014
    ..A reduced capacity to modify gait to the environment may contribute to the risk of falls in people with poststroke foot drop using an ankle-foot orthosis...
  24. doi request reprint Does calf muscle spasticity contribute to postural imbalance? A study in persons with pure hereditary spastic paraparesis
    Mark de Niet
    Department of Rehabilitation, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice and Donders Centre for Neuroscience, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 38:304-9. 2013
    ..Particularly toes-up rotations were expected to be destabilizing due to insufficient suppression of calf muscle stretch reflexes...
  25. doi request reprint The possible price of auditory cueing: influence on obstacle avoidance in Parkinson's disease
    Wandana Nanhoe-Mahabier
    Department of Neurology and Parkinson Centre Nijmegen, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Mov Disord 27:574-8. 2012
    ..We primarily examined whether concurrent auditory cueing interferes with an obstacle avoidance task in patients with PD. The secondary aim was to study differences between patients with and without freezing of gait...
  26. ncbi request reprint The relation between postural stability and weight distribution in healthy subjects
    Linda C Anker
    Sint Maartenskliniek Research, Development and Education, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 27:471-7. 2008
    ..It was suggested that through increasing weight-bearing asymmetry the postural instability increased by reducing the efficiency of hip load/unload mechanisms and increasing the (compensatory) ankle moments...
  27. doi request reprint Postural inflexibility in PD: does it affect compensatory stepping?
    Katrijn Smulders
    Radboud University Medical Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Department of Neurology, Nijmegen, The Netherlands HAN University of Applied Sciences, Research Group Neurorehabilitation, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Gait Posture 39:700-6. 2014
    ..Difficulty to adapt the step trial-by-trial might have contributed to the absence of switch deficits in PD...
  28. doi request reprint Unraveling the mechanisms underlying postural instability in Parkinson's disease using dynamic posturography
    Jorik Nonnekes
    Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice, Department of Rehabilitation, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Expert Rev Neurother 13:1303-8. 2013
    ..We also review recent work aimed at exploring balance correcting steps in PD, and the presumed interaction between startle pathways and postural responses. ..
  29. doi request reprint Deficits underlying impaired visually triggered step adjustments in mildly affected stroke patients
    Jorik H Nonnekes
    UCL Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 24:393-400. 2010
    ..The ability to make step adjustments while walking is often impaired following a stroke, but the basic sensorimotor control deficits responsible have not been established...
  30. ncbi request reprint Gait adaptability training improves obstacle avoidance and dynamic stability in patients with cerebellar degeneration
    Ella M R Fonteyn
    Department of Neurology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Department of Neurology, Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 40:247-51. 2014
    ..This pilot study provides preliminary evidence of a beneficial effect of gait adaptability training on obstacle avoidance capacity and dynamic stability in patients with cerebellar degeneration...
  31. pmc Even low alcohol concentrations affect obstacle avoidance reactions in healthy senior individuals
    Judith Hegeman
    Department of Research, Development and Education, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Res Notes 3:243. 2010
    ..Fast stepping adjustments were required to successfully avoid suddenly appearing obstacles. Response times and amplitudes of the m. biceps femoris, a prime mover, as well as avoidance failure rates were assessed...
  32. ncbi request reprint High failure rates when avoiding obstacles during treadmill walking in patients with a transtibial amputation
    Cheriel J Hofstad
    Sint Maartenskliniek Research Development and Education, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:1115-22. 2006
    ..To investigate if and to what extent patients with a transtibial amputation are less successful in avoiding unexpected obstacles while walking than healthy adults...
  33. pmc Could martial arts fall training be safe for persons with osteoporosis?: a feasibility study
    Brenda E Groen
    Sint Maartenskliniek Research, Development and Education, Hengstdal 3, 6522 JV Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Res Notes 3:111. 2010
    ..This study was conducted to determine whether MA fall training would be safe for persons with osteoporosis extrapolated from the data of young adults and using stringent safety criteria...
  34. doi request reprint Near-normal gait pattern with peroneal electrical stimulation as a neuroprosthesis in the chronic phase of stroke: a case report
    Roos van Swigchem
    Department of Rehabilitation, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:320-4. 2011
    ..With regard to the potential working mechanisms underlying this response to FES, biomechanical benefits related to improved ankle push-off are suggested as the main mechanism...
  35. ncbi request reprint Age-related deficits in early response characteristics of obstacle avoidance under time pressure
    Vivian Weerdesteyn
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:1042-7. 2007
    ..In obstacle avoidance under time pressure, elderly persons have been reported to be less successful than young persons, but possible age-related deficits at the neuromuscular control level have not been studied yet...
  36. pmc Automated postural responses are modified in a functional manner by instruction
    Vivian Weerdesteyn
    Department of Rehabilitation, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Exp Brain Res 186:571-80. 2008
    ..However, when a specific balance recovery response is not desired after a perturbation, postural responses can be selectively downregulated and integrated into the motor output in a functional and goal-oriented way...