Long-time KINARM Lab user, Dr. Sean Dukelow, spoke at the International Neurorehabilitation Symposium in London, UK last week. INRS was one of four conferences that bound together for the biennial installment of RehabWeek. In his session, he described his research related to identifying and quantifying neurological impairments from stroke, concussion, CP and other disorders. He spoke of his long-term longitudinal study monitoring outcomes from over 100 subjects with stroke. Over the 6 month period he noted clear differences between early responders, late responders and non-responders. His results highlight the need for more sensitive, targeted identification of sensory and motor deficits to optimize rehabilitation after stroke. Further he has noted that the trajectory of recovery for some individuals with mild to moderate stroke may be much longer than previously considered. underlined the need for better characterization of impairments post stroke (Semrau, et al, 2015).
Semrau, J.A., Herter, T.M., Scott, S.H., Dukelow, S.P. (2015) Examining Differences in Patterns of Sensory and Motor Recovery After Stroke With Robotics Stroke 2015 Dec; DOI:10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.010750