In this blog, Julie Duncan Millar, PhD Student and Physiotherapist, reflects on the difficulties of comparing and sharing upper limb rehabilitation trial data and proposes a condensed toolkit of measures recommended for researchers to use in future trials.
Alina provides a critical appraisal of the ARTEMIDA trial (2015) that assessed efficacy of Actovegin in poststroke cognitive impairment.
This blog is a critical appraisal of a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) investigating the influence of strength training on quality of life in ischemic stroke survivors.
This blog takes a critical look at whether including adding task-related exercises to standard rehabilation after a stroke can improve patients’ functioning and mobility.
This blog looks at the importance of the use of video games or stimulation games for the use in physiotherapy treatment, in relation to aiding patients with proprioception post stroke. It analyses an article looking at balance training post stroke using the Wii Fit balance board and balance games. Reviewing the article and suggesting whether it is relevant or requires further studies or investigations.
This week the media picked up on health risks associated with consumption of fizzy drinks – the Scots among us may use the term ‘fizzy juice’; I call it ‘pop’. Perhaps an example of my own personal bias, I thoroughly expected these articles to be riddled with inaccuracies; maybe they would even go so far […]
David’s prize winning Prezi looking at the latest Cochrane evidence for stroke treatment.
Check out Emily’s prize winning Prezi looking at the latest Cochrane evidence on thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke.
Can interactive gaming help improve balance for patients post-stroke? Article appraisal.
Physical therapy student Rachel, reviews an article looking at improving walking ability post-stroke.
Can the effects of stationary aerobic cycling help improve ambulation distance and speed with patients who experience a stroke?
Check out how electrical stimulation is being used to help patients walk after a stroke.
Is NDT-based therapy & task practice more beneficial in improving walking ability compared to task practice alone in patients post-stroke?
Applying the evidence in clinical practice may not always be easy. This slideshow looks at the roles of patient choice and other factors in making good evidence-based clinical decisions.