Steven L Wolf

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Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Selected as the best paper in the 1990s: Reducing frailty and falls in older persons: an investigation of tai chi and computerized balance training
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Nursing, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1794-803. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Intra-subject reliability of parameters contributing to maps generated by transcranial magnetic stimulation in able-bodied adults
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1441 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:1740-7. 2004
  3. pmc Home-based reach-to-grasp training for people after stroke: study protocol for a feasibility randomized controlled trial
    Ailie J Turton
    Department of Allied Health Professions, University of the West of England, Bristol BS351NS, UK
    Trials 14:109. 2013
  4. pmc Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Arm Rehabilitation Evaluation (ICARE): a randomized controlled trial protocol
    Carolee J Winstein
    Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    BMC Neurol 13:5. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Further assessment to determine the additive effect of botulinum toxin type A on an upper extremity exercise program to enhance function among individuals with chronic stroke but extensor capability
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:578-87. 2012
  6. pmc The EXCITE Trial: analysis of "noncompleted" Wolf Motor Function Test items
    Steven L Wolf
    Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:178-87. 2012
  7. pmc Exploring the bases for a mixed reality stroke rehabilitation system, part I: a unified approach for representing action, quantitative evaluation, and interactive feedback
    Nicole Lehrer
    School of Arts, Media and Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 8:51. 2011
  8. pmc Exploring the bases for a mixed reality stroke rehabilitation system, Part II: design of interactive feedback for upper limb rehabilitation
    Nicole Lehrer
    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 8:54. 2011
  9. pmc Tai Chi and vestibular rehabilitation improve vestibulopathic gait via different neuromuscular mechanisms: preliminary report
    Chris A McGibbon
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB E3B5A3, Canada
    BMC Neurol 5:3. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Revisiting constraint-induced movement therapy: are we too smitten with the mitten? Is all nonuse "learned"? and other quandaries
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Department of Medicine and Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1441 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Phys Ther 87:1212-23. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Selected as the best paper in the 1990s: Reducing frailty and falls in older persons: an investigation of tai chi and computerized balance training
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, School of Nursing, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1794-803. 2003
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Intra-subject reliability of parameters contributing to maps generated by transcranial magnetic stimulation in able-bodied adults
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1441 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:1740-7. 2004
    ....
  3. pmc Home-based reach-to-grasp training for people after stroke: study protocol for a feasibility randomized controlled trial
    Ailie J Turton
    Department of Allied Health Professions, University of the West of England, Bristol BS351NS, UK
    Trials 14:109. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Arm Rehabilitation Evaluation (ICARE): a randomized controlled trial protocol
    Carolee J Winstein
    Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    BMC Neurol 13:5. 2013
    ..Two secondary objectives are to compare ASAP to a true (active monitoring only) usual and customary (UCC) therapy group and to compare DEUCC and UCC...
  5. doi request reprint Further assessment to determine the additive effect of botulinum toxin type A on an upper extremity exercise program to enhance function among individuals with chronic stroke but extensor capability
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:578-87. 2012
    ..To determine whether dose-specified botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) and a standardized exercise protocol produce better upper extremity function than placebo and the same exercise program...
  6. pmc The EXCITE Trial: analysis of "noncompleted" Wolf Motor Function Test items
    Steven L Wolf
    Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:178-87. 2012
    ..This is the first study to examine Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT) tasks among EXCITE Trial participants that could not be completed at baseline or 2 weeks later...
  7. pmc Exploring the bases for a mixed reality stroke rehabilitation system, part I: a unified approach for representing action, quantitative evaluation, and interactive feedback
    Nicole Lehrer
    School of Arts, Media and Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 8:51. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Exploring the bases for a mixed reality stroke rehabilitation system, Part II: design of interactive feedback for upper limb rehabilitation
    Nicole Lehrer
    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 8:54. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Tai Chi and vestibular rehabilitation improve vestibulopathic gait via different neuromuscular mechanisms: preliminary report
    Chris A McGibbon
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB E3B5A3, Canada
    BMC Neurol 5:3. 2005
    ..Although VR and TC can benefit people with vestibulopathy, the degree to which gait improvements may be related to neuromuscular adaptations of the lower extremities for the two different therapies are unknown...
  10. ncbi request reprint Revisiting constraint-induced movement therapy: are we too smitten with the mitten? Is all nonuse "learned"? and other quandaries
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Department of Medicine and Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1441 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Phys Ther 87:1212-23. 2007
    ..Finally, the strengths, uncertainties, and limitations associated with CIMT are examined...
  11. ncbi request reprint Looking in the rear view mirror when conversing with back seat drivers: the EXCITE trial revisited
    Steven L Wolf
    Emory Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation and Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 21:379-87. 2007
    ..In particular, the costs associated with large trials necessitate compromise in study design or implementation, resulting in a dichotomy between what should be undertaken and what can be accomplished...
  12. ncbi request reprint The EXCITE trial: attributes of the Wolf Motor Function Test in patients with subacute stroke
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 19:194-205. 2005
    ..The WMFT discriminates higher from lower functioning participants tested across research sites. Comparable findings using the FMA support the criterion validity of the WMFT...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of constraint-induced movement therapy on upper extremity function 3 to 9 months after stroke: the EXCITE randomized clinical trial
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    JAMA 296:2095-104. 2006
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Believing in brain and brawn
    Steven L Wolf
    Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Neurol Phys Ther 30:117; discussion 118-9. 2006
  15. ncbi request reprint The influence of intense Tai Chi training on physical performance and hemodynamic outcomes in transitionally frail, older adults
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 212 C Rehabilitation Center, 1441 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 61:184-9. 2006
    ..Few data exist to evaluate whether Tai Chi (TC) training improves physical performance and hemodynamic outcomes more than a wellness education (WE) program does among older fallers transitioning to frailty...
  16. ncbi request reprint Pilot normative database for the Wolf Motor Function Test
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:443-5. 2006
    ..To gather initial data on the Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT) from able-bodied participants...
  17. pmc Contemporary linkages between EMG, kinetics and stroke rehabilitation
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 15:229-39. 2005
    ..Clinicians and researchers interested in expanding their use of these measurement tools are encouraged to learn more about application possibilities...
  18. ncbi request reprint The Excite Trial: relationship of intensity of constraint induced movement therapy to improvement in the wolf motor function test
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 25:549-62. 2007
    ..To examine the relationship between change scores on the log mean Wolf Motor Function Test (lmWMFT) and the intensity of supervised Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) in participants with subacute and chronic stroke...
  19. ncbi request reprint Assessing Wolf motor function test as outcome measure for research in patients after stroke
    S L Wolf
    Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Stroke 32:1635-9. 2001
    ..This study addresses selected psychometric attributes of the WMFT applied to a chronic stroke population...
  20. pmc The EXCITE stroke trial: comparing early and delayed constraint-induced movement therapy
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Stroke 41:2309-15. 2010
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Thirty-third Mary McMillan Lecture: "Look forward, walk tall": Exploring our "What if" questions
    Steven L Wolf
    Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Room 206, 1441 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Phys Ther 82:1108-18. 2002
  22. pmc Retention of upper limb function in stroke survivors who have received constraint-induced movement therapy: the EXCITE randomised trial
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Lancet Neurol 7:33-40. 2008
    ..The EXCITE trial has previously shown the efficacy of this intervention for patients 3-9 months poststroke who were followed-up for the next 12 months. We assessed the retention of improvements 24 months after the intervention...
  23. ncbi request reprint A study design to investigate the effect of intense Tai Chi in reducing falls among older adults transitioning to frailty
    S L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1441 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Control Clin Trials 22:689-704. 2001
    ..In addition to bringing the interventions into facilities, a 1-year follow-up is also included to assess rates of change in outcome measurements...
  24. ncbi request reprint From tibialis anterior to Tai Chi: biofeedback and beyond
    S L Wolf
    Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, 1441 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 26:155-74. 2001
    ....
  25. pmc Very Early Constraint-Induced Movement during Stroke Rehabilitation (VECTORS): A single-center RCT
    A W Dromerick
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Georgetown University and National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC, USA
    Neurology 73:195-201. 2009
    ..Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is among the most developed training approaches for motor restoration of the upper extremity (UE)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Associations of demographic, functional, and behavioral characteristics with activity-related fear of falling among older adults transitioning to frailty
    R W Kressig
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 49:1456-62. 2001
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Doing it with mirrors: a case study of a novel approach to neurorehabilitation
    K Sathian
    Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, 1639 Pierce Drive, WMRB 6000, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 14:73-6. 2000
    ..Mirror therapy facilitated employment of a motor copy strategy (bimanual movements) and later progression to "forced use" of the affected arm. The end result was increased functional use of the affected upper limb...
  28. ncbi request reprint Determining consistency of elbow joint threshold angle in elbow flexor muscles with spastic hypertonia
    S L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Phys Ther 76:586-600. 1996
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Establishing the reliability and validity of measurements of walking time using the Emory Functional Ambulation Profile
    S L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Phys Ther 79:1122-33. 1999
    ..The Emory Functional Ambulation Profile (E-FAP) measures time to walk in different environments and accounts for use of assistive devices. This study assessed the reliability and validity of walking time measurements using these components...
  30. ncbi request reprint Organization of responses in human lateral gastrocnemius muscle to specified body perturbations
    S L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 8:11-21. 1998
    ..Further exploration into the relationship between selective activation of muscle partitions in the presence of defined movement conditions appears justified...
  31. ncbi request reprint Tai chi and perceived health status in older adults who are transitionally frail: a randomized controlled trial
    Arlene I Greenspan
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mailstop K 63, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Phys Ther 87:525-35. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether intense tai chi (TC) exercise could improve perceived health status and self-rated health (SRH) more than wellness education (WE) for older adults who are transitionally frail...
  32. pmc Caregiver characteristics predict stroke survivor quality of life at 4 months and 1 year
    N Jennifer Klinedinst
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
    Res Nurs Health 32:592-605. 2009
    ..Male caregiver gender was negatively associated with SS HRQOL (communication and mood) at 12 months. Early intervention targeting these family characteristics, especially caregiver depressive symptoms, may improve survivors' HRQOL...
  33. ncbi request reprint Quantitative analysis of surface and percutaneous electromyographic activity in lumbar erector spinae of normal young women
    L B Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 16:155-61. 1991
    ..Increased electromyographic activity from the contralateral erector spinae was detected by the surface electrodes during sidebending to neutral movements...
  34. ncbi request reprint The effect of Tai Chi Quan and computerized balance training on postural stability in older subjects. Atlanta FICSIT Group. Frailty and Injuries: Cooperative Studies on Intervention Techniques
    S L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Phys Ther 77:371-81; discussion 382-4. 1997
    ..This study explored whether two exercise programs would affect the ability to minimize postural sway of 72 relatively inactive, older subjects who participated in the Atlanta FICSIT trial...
  35. ncbi request reprint Electrokinesiologic measurement of trunk sagittal mobility and lumbar erector spinae muscle activity
    S L Wolf
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 34:470-8. 1997
    ..The application of this procedure to persons with low back pain to acquire EMG activity and mobility data appears justified...
  36. ncbi request reprint Modified emory functional ambulation profile: an outcome measure for the rehabilitation of poststroke gait dysfunction
    H R Baer
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Stroke 32:973-9. 2001
    ..145). Total mEFAP and all mEFAP subtask scores improved over time (P:<0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: The mEFAP is a reliable gait-assessment tool for patients with stroke and is sensitive to change in ambulation speed...
  37. ncbi request reprint Lessons learned in participant recruitment and retention: the EXCITE trial
    Sarah Blanton
    Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1441 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
    Phys Ther 86:1520-33. 2006
    ..The Recruitment Index is presented as a variable to measure recruitment efficacy. In addition, ethical aspects of recruitment are explored, including informed consent and the concept of therapeutic misconception...
  38. ncbi request reprint The influence of Tai Chi training on the center of pressure trajectory during gait initiation in older adults
    Chris J Hass
    Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:1593-8. 2004
    ..To determine if a program of intense Tai Chi exercise that has been shown to reduce the risk of falling in older adults improves postural control by altering the center of pressure (COP) trajectory during gait initiation...
  39. doi request reprint Effects of Tai Chi intervention on dual-task ability in older adults: a pilot study
    Courtney D Hall
    Atlanta Veterans Administration, Rehabilitation Research and Development, Decatur, GA 30033, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:525-9. 2009
    ..To determine if a 12-week program of Tai Chi that has been shown to reduce falls incidence in older adults would improve the ability to allocate attention to balance under dual-task conditions...
  40. ncbi request reprint Intense tai chi exercise training and fall occurrences in older, transitionally frail adults: a randomized, controlled trial
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:1693-701. 2003
    ..To determine whether an intense tai chi (TC) exercise program could reduce the risk of falls more than a wellness education (WE) program in older adults meeting criteria for transitioning to frailty...
  41. ncbi request reprint Influence of stroke survivor characteristics and family conflict surrounding recovery on caregivers' mental and physical health
    Patricia C Clark
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Nurs Res 53:406-13. 2004
    ..The physical and mental sequelae after stroke and the family's response to this catastrophic event may have deleterious effects on caregivers...
  42. pmc Quality-of-life change associated with robotic-assisted therapy to improve hand motor function in patients with subacute stroke: a randomized clinical trial
    Nancy G Kutner
    Emory University School of Medicine, 1441 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Phys Ther 90:493-504. 2010
    ..At 6 months poststroke, most patients cannot incorporate their affected hand into daily activities, which in turn is likely to reduce their perceived quality of life...
  43. ncbi request reprint Preliminary reliability and validity of a family caregiver conflict scale for stroke
    Patricia C Clark
    Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Room 306, Emory University, 1520 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322 4207, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 18:77-82, 92. 2003
    ..The FCCS appears to have adequate internal consistency and construct validity and may provide information about family conflicts around stroke recovery and direction for family-focused interventions...
  44. ncbi request reprint Putting the brain on the map: use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to assess and induce cortical plasticity of upper-extremity movement
    Andrew J Butler
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Phys Ther 87:719-36. 2007
    ..Furthermore, repetitive trains of TMS themselves can induce plasticity. This article discusses the use of TMS to investigate and manipulate plasticity in the human nervous system...
  45. ncbi request reprint An application of upper-extremity constraint-induced movement therapy in a patient with subacute stroke
    S Blanton
    Physical Therapy Department, Emory Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, 1441 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Phys Ther 79:847-53. 1999
    ..Such patients often fail to develop full potential use of their affected upper extremity, perhaps due to a "learned nonuse phenomenon."..
  46. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up after constraint-induced therapy: a case report of a chronic stroke survivor
    Veronica T Rowe
    Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 63:317-22. 2009
    ..This case report describes the long-term maintenance of the effects of change 4-5 years after an application of constraint-induced therapy...
  47. ncbi request reprint Temporal and spatial features of gait in older adults transitioning to frailty
    Reto W Kressig
    Center for Human Movement Studies, School of Applied Physiology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 281 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332 0356, USA
    Gait Posture 20:30-5. 2004
    ..These data suggest that the temporal and spatial gait features of these older adults differ substantially from published results from other older adults...
  48. pmc Intra- and intersubject reliability of abductor pollicis brevis muscle motor map characteristics with transcranial magnetic stimulation
    Scott F Corneal
    Department of Rehabilitation, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:1670-5. 2005
    ..To determine consistency in motor maps of the abductor pollicis brevis (APB) muscle using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with conventional and close-spaced surface electrode recording placements...
  49. ncbi request reprint Reduction in fear of falling through intense tai chi exercise training in older, transitionally frail adults
    Richard W Sattin
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:1168-78. 2005
    ..To determine whether an intense tai chi exercise program could reduce fear of falling better than a wellness education (WE) program in older adults who had fallen previously and meet criteria for transitioning to frailty...
  50. ncbi request reprint Caregiver perspectives of memory and behavior changes in stroke survivors
    Patricia C Clark
    School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 31:26-32. 2006
    ..In addition, caregiver misunderstanding of the amount of control survivors may have over some behaviors has implications for rehabilitation and caregivers' responses to these changes...
  51. ncbi request reprint Morphological analysis of the human tibialis anterior and medial gastrocnemius muscles
    S L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Cell Biology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Acta Anat (Basel) 158:287-95. 1997
    ..The MG is a unipennate muscle. Both TA and MG muscles show variations in innervation patterns among specimens. In light of these findings, partitioning of TA may be based on its architecture...
  52. ncbi request reprint Constraint-induced movement therapy in stroke rehabilitation: perspectives on future clinical applications
    Sarah Blanton
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    NeuroRehabilitation 23:15-28. 2008
    ..CI therapy researchers should be charged to define the critical aspects of this therapy and appropriate adjunctive interventions that augment its applicability and effectiveness...
  53. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of fall prevention programs and quality of life in older fallers
    Mau Roung Lin
    Institute of Injury Prevention and Control, College of Public Health and Nutrition, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:499-506. 2007
    ....
  54. pmc Variability of motor potentials evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation depends on muscle activation
    Warren G Darling
    Motor Control Laboratories, Department of Exercise Science, University of Iowa, 526 Field House, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Exp Brain Res 174:376-85. 2006
    ..Thus, a simple linear method can be used to assess dependence of single MEP amplitudes on both stimulus intensity (to characterize slope of the recruitment curve) and low intensity background muscle activation level...
  55. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of constraint-induced movement therapy on involved upper-extremity use in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy is not age-dependent
    Andrew M Gordon
    Department of Biobehavioral Sciences, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Pediatrics 117:e363-73. 2006
    ..Here we examine the relationship between efficacy of a child-friendly form of CI therapy and age on involved upper-extremity function...
  56. ncbi request reprint Treatment interventions for the paretic upper limb of stroke survivors: a critical review
    Susan Barreca
    Hamilton Health Sciences, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Services, Holbrook 1, Chedoke, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8M 3Z5
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 17:220-6. 2003
    ..Rehabilitation specialists can use this research synthesis to guide their selection of effective treatment techniques for persons with impairments after stroke...
  57. ncbi request reprint Tai Chi and vestibular rehabilitation effects on gaze and whole-body stability
    Chris A McGibbon
    Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and Faculty of Kinesiology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3
    J Vestib Res 14:467-78. 2004
    ..We conclude that GZS is most improved in those who receive VR, but that TC improves WBS and FFS without improving GZS, suggesting patients with VSP can rely on non-gaze related mechanisms to improve postural control...
  58. ncbi request reprint Tai Chi for vestibulopathic balance dysfunction: a case study
    Peter M Wayne
    New England School of Acupuncture, Research Department, Watertown, MA, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 11:60-6. 2005
  59. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a child-friendly form of constraint-induced movement therapy in hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a randomized control trial
    Jeanne R Charles
    Department of Biobehavioral Sciences, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:635-42. 2006
    ..05 in all cases). Results suggest that for a carefully selected subgroup of children with hemiplegic CP, CI therapy modified to be child-friendly, appears to be efficacious in improving movement efficiency of the involved upper extremity...
  60. ncbi request reprint Community-based tai chi and its effect on injurious falls, balance, gait, and fear of falling in older people
    Mau Roung Lin
    Institute of Injury Prevention and Control, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu Hsing St, Taipei 110, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Phys Ther 86:1189-201. 2006
    ..This study examined the effect of a community-based tai chi program on injurious falls, balance, gait, and fear of falling among people aged 65 years and older in Taiwan...
  61. ncbi request reprint Validity of accelerometry for monitoring real-world arm activity in patients with subacute stroke: evidence from the extremity constraint-induced therapy evaluation trial
    Gitendra Uswatte
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:1340-5. 2006
    ..To examine the psychometric properties of an objective method for assessing real-world arm activity in a large sample with subacute stroke...
  62. doi request reprint Gait initiation in older adults with postural instability
    Chris J Hass
    Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida, Box 118205, Gainesville, FL 32611 8205, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 23:743-53. 2008
    ..This study examined changes in the translation of the center of pressure during forward and lateral (90 degrees to the side) gait initiation in two populations of older adults with postural instability...
  63. ncbi request reprint Pain, fatigue, and intensity of practice in people with stroke who are receiving constraint-induced movement therapy
    Julie Underwood
    Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc, Morrisville, NC, USA
    Phys Ther 86:1241-50. 2006
    ..There is little available information about changes in pain and fatigue status among people receiving constraint-induced movement therapy (CI therapy). This study examined such changes...
  64. ncbi request reprint Can Tai Chi improve vestibulopathic postural control?
    Peter M Wayne
    Research Department, New England School of Acupuncture, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:142-52. 2004
    ..To evaluate the rationale and scientific support for Tai Chi as an intervention for vestibulopathy and to offer recommendations for future studies...
  65. pmc Changes in serial optical topography and TMS during task performance after constraint-induced movement therapy in stroke: a case study
    Si Woon Park
    Department of Stroke Rehabilitation, National Rehabilitation Center, Seoul, Korea
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 18:95-105. 2004
    ..Clinical scores revealed marked improvement in functional activities. In one patient who suffered a stroke, 2 weeks of CIT led to improved function and cortical reorganization in the hemisphere contralateral to the affected hand...
  66. pmc The effects of constraint-induced therapy on precision grip: a preliminary study
    Jay L Alberts
    School of Applied Physiology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta 30332 0356, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 18:250-8. 2004
    ..This preliminary study examines the effects of a 2-week constraint-induced therapy (CIT) intervention on the force-producing capabilities of the hemiparetic hand during the performance of a functional dexterous manipulation task...
  67. ncbi request reprint Participant perception of recovery as criterion to establish importance of improvement for constraint-induced movement therapy outcome measures: a preliminary study
    Stacy L Fritz
    Physical Therapy Program, Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Phys Ther 87:170-8. 2007
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Methods of constraint-induced movement therapy for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: development of a child-friendly intervention for improving upper-extremity function
    Andrew M Gordon
    Department of Biobehavioral Sciences, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:837-44. 2005
    ..Further modifications will likely be required to hone in on the specific components of the intervention that are most effective before applying them to children who are most likely to benefit...
  69. doi request reprint On "Modified constraint-induced therapy..." Page et al. Phys Ther. 2008;88:333-340
    Steven L Wolf
    Phys Ther 88:680-4; author reply 684-8. 2008
  70. ncbi request reprint The impact of vision loss on postural stability and balance strategies in individuals with profound vision loss
    Christopher T Ray
    Department of Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Arlington, Dallas VA Medical Center 151, 801 Greek Row Drive, TX, USA
    Gait Posture 28:58-61. 2008
    ..Results indicate that restricted vision has a negative impact on overall postural stability and visually impaired individuals utilize greater use of hip strategy to maintain postural stability...
  71. ncbi request reprint What is constraint-induced therapy?
    Dawn M Aycock
    Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Atlanta, GA USA
    Rehabil Nurs 29:114-5, 121. 2004

Research Grants5

  1. EXTREMITY CONSTRAINT INDUCED THERAPY EVALUATION (EXCITE)
    Steven Wolf; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Primary outcome measures are a laboratory motor function test and amount of extremity use in the real world setting. Changes in psychosocial functioning will also be measured. ..