International Journal of

PhysiatryISSN: 2572-4215


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510015

Fractional Anisotropy Brain Changes in Spasticity after Peripheral Injections of Botulin

Miguel Angel Bertoni, Mohammed Sakel and Ali Hojjatoleslami

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 22, 2018

Seven subjects with spasticity that developed 2-22 years after cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) were studied with 3T MRI of the brain including diffusion tractography (DTI) and fractional anisotropy (FA) measurements of the white matter of the corticospinal tracts (CST), corpus callosum (CC) and cerebral lobes of the affected and contralateral sides prior and after the injection of botulin toxin at the contours of peripheral nerves of the affected side....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510014

The Role of Early Mobilization in the Intensive Care

Ana Zao

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 07, 2018

Amyotrophy, muscle strength deficit, sarcopenia, pain, contractures and osteoporosis are some of the musculoskeletal complications frequently observed in critically ill patients. However, the negative effects of immobility are rarely limited to a single system....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510013

Muscle Activation Patterns in Wheelchair Basketball Athletes with and without Physical Disability

Matthew Hanks and Gretchen Oliver

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 12, 2018

Wheelchair basketball is a highly competitive sport that uses primarily upper extremity and lumbo-pelvic musculature to accomplish all tasks of the sport (i.e., wheelchair propulsion, dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding). Free throw execution is one of the basic skills first introduced when learning the sport of wheelchair basketball, and the mechanics utilized during a free throw attempt are similar to overall shooting mechanics. ...

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