Spasticity is a common syndrome caused by various brain and neural injuries, which can severely impair walking ability and functional independence. To improve functional independence, conditioning protocols are available aimed at reducing spasticity by facilitating spinal neuroplasticity. This down-conditioning can be performed using different types of stimuli, electrical or mechanical, and reflex activity measures, EMG or impedance, used as biofeedback variable. Still, current results on effectiveness of these conditioning protocols are incomplete, making comparisons difficult. We aimed to show the within-session task- dependent and across-session long-term adaptation of a conditioning protocol based on mechanical stimuli and EMG biofeedback. However, in contrast to literature, preliminary results show that subjects were unable to successfully obtain task-dependent modulation of their soleus short-latency stretch reflex magnitude.
|Title of host publication||School and Symposium on Advanced Neurorehabilitation (SSNR 2018)|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||Summer School on Neurorehabilitation 2018 - Parador de Baiona, Baiona, Spain|
Duration: 16 Sep 2018 → 21 Sep 2018
|Other||Summer School on Neurorehabilitation 2018|
|Abbreviated title||SSNR 2018|
|Period||16/09/18 → 21/09/18|