Impact of a rehabilitation program on EMG-EMG coherence in stroke patients

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Canada and France, and a major cause of disability world wide. Physiotherapy rehabilitation programs are used to improve movement through neural adaptations, also known as neural plasticity, in stroke patients. During this project stroke patients, will be performing individualized rehabilitation programs that include weekly clinical assessment of movement abilities, as well as, the performance of walking exercises on a treadmill, while the electrical activity in the muscles of the leg that dorsiflex (flex) the foot at the ankle, and muscles that plantar flex (extend) the foot at the ankle are measured. The purpose of this research is to quantify the magnitude of muscular electrical activity coherence (EEG-EEG coherence) between muscles that flex or extend the foot at the ankle, as well as, assess any relationship between clinical evaluation and EEG-EEG coherence. TO BE CONT'D

Claire Reimer
Faculty Supervisor: 
Olav Krigolson
British Columbia
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