Home > Riviste > European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine > Fascicoli precedenti > Articles online first > European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2017 Nov 16

ULTIMO FASCICOLO
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Publication history
Estratti
Per citare questo articolo

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE

Rivista di Medicina Fisica e Riabilitativa dopo Eventi Patologici


Official Journal of the Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (SIMFER), European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM), European Union of Medical Specialists - Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Section (UEMS-PRM), Mediterranean Forum of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (MFPRM), Hellenic Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (EEFIAP)
In association with International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM)
Indexed/Abstracted in: CINAHL, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 1,827


eTOC

 

European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2017 Nov 16

DOI: 10.23736/S1973-9087.17.04776-1

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Motor imagery ability of patients with lower-limb amputation: exploring the course of rehabilitation effects

Elodie SARUCO 1 , Aymeric GUILLOT 1, 2, Arnaud SAIMPONT 1, Franck DI RIENZO 1, Anne DURAND 3, 4, Catherine MERCIER 3, 4, Francine MALOUIN 3, 4, Philip JACKSON 4, 5

1 Laboratoire Interuniversitaire de Biologie de la Motricité (EA 7424, LIBM), Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France; 2 Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, France; 3 Department of Rehabilitation, Laval University, Quebec, Canada; 4 Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, Quebec, Canada; 5 Department of Psychology, Laval University, Quebec, Canada


PDF  


BACKGROUND: Amputation of a lower-limb results in a severe decrease of functional mobility that deeply alters independent living. Motor imagery (MI) refers to the mental representation of an action without engaging its actual execution. The repetitive use of MI has been shown to contribute to promote motor recovery and phantom-limb pain alleviation.
AIM: Given the importance of invoking accurate images to benefit from MI practice, and considering the link between motor capacities and MI, the present study investigated the effect of a rehabilitation program on MI ability in patients with lower-limb amputation.
DESIGN: Observational and longitudinal study.
POPULATION: Patients with trans-tibial or trans-femoral amputation, following a rehabilitation program as outpatients.
METHODS: MI ability of the patients was measured at three different time point along the course of physical therapy.
RESULTS: The data revealed i) a positive effect of the rehabilitation program on MI accuracy of locomotor tasks, and ii) greater MI vividness and accuracy for single-joint movements that patients were still able to physically perform.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that MI abilities and actual motor performance are mirrored in a congruent fashion.
CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Therapists should consider this critical aspect when including MI practice in rehabilitation programs among patients with lower-limb amputation.


KEY WORDS: Lower-limb amputation - Motor imagery - Rehabilitation - Mental chronometry - Motor imagery vividness

inizio pagina

Publication History

Article first published online: November 16, 2017
Manuscript accepted: November 8, 2017
Manuscript revised: October 2, 2017
Manuscript received: April 6, 2017

Per citare questo articolo

Saruco E, Guillot A, Saimpont A, Di Rienzo F, Durand A, Mercier C, et al. Motor imagery ability of patients with lower-limb amputation: exploring the course of rehabilitation effects. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 2017 Nov 16. DOI: 10.23736/S1973-9087.17.04776-1

Corresponding author e-mail

elodie.saruco@univ-lyon1.fr