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Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy:
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Locomotion Across Multiple Neurological Patient Populations

Friday, February 10, 2012, 10:30 AM–12:30 PM

MECHANISMS OF WALKING RECOVERY IN ADULTS WITH INCOMPLETE SPINAL CORD INJURY. E. J. Fox1, S. A. Kautz3, K. V. Day4, S. Suter1, D. J. Clark5, D. R. Howland2, A. L. Behrman1

1. Physical Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: 2. College of Medicine, Neuroscience, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: 3. Health Sciences & Research, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC: 4. Rehabilitation Research, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation, Lexington, KY: 5. Brain Rehabilitation Research Center, Malcom Randall VAMC, Gainesville, FL.

IMPROVED GAIT-RELATED MOBILITY WITHOUT IMPROVEMENTS IN POSTURAL RESPONSES: THE BLESSING AND THE CURSE OF DOPAMINE REPLACEMENT. K. B. Foreman1, C. Wisted1, O. Addison1, R. L. Marcus1, P. C. LaStayo1, L. E. Dibble1

1. Department of Physical Therapy, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF A NOVEL LOCOMOTOR TRAINING INTERVENTION IN INDIVIDUALS WITH CHRONIC STROKE. T. Wright1, S. Binder-Macleod1, D. Reisman1, T. M. Kesar1, M. Roos2, E. Helm2

1. Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE: 2. Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

SEROTONERGIC AGENTS FACILITATE LOCOMOTOR RECOVERY IN INDIVIDUALS POSTSTROKE ONLY WHEN PAIRED WITH LOCOMOTOR TRAINING. T. Hornby1, C. R. Kinnaird2, J. Kahn2, M. Rafferty2, K. Nance2

1. Department of Physical Therapy, Univ Illinois, Chicago, IL: 2. Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

THE USE OF VISUAL AND PROPRIOCEPTIVE FEEDBACK FOR LOCOMOTOR TRAINING POSTSTROKE. M. D. Lewek1, J. Feasel3, E. Wentz2, C. Giuliani1, F. Brooks3, M. C. Whitton3

1. Division of Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC: 2. Human Movement Science Curriculum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC: 3. Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.

THE EFFECT OF THE L300PLUS, A PERONEAL AND THIGH MUSCLES FES SYSTEM, ON GAIT PERFORMANCE. S. Springer1, J. Vatine2, R. Lipson3, R. Zucker2, Y. Laufer1

1. Department of Physical Therapy Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, ISRAEL: 2. Outpatient and Research Division, Reuth Medical Center, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL: 3. Clinical Department, Bioness Neuromodulation, Ra'anana, ISRAEL.

DISTINCT PATTERNS OF WALKING RECOVERY FOLLOWING THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION POSTSTROKE: RESPONDERS VERSUS NONRESPONDERS. S. Patil1, I. Jonkers3, X. Lin4, C. Patten2

1. Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: 2. Brain Rehabilitation Research Center, Malcom Randall VAMC, Gainesville, FL: 3. Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Heverlee, BELGIUM: 4. Department of Biostatistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

ROBOTIC EXOSKELETON DEVICE IMPROVES WALKING PERFORMANCE AND ALTERS MOTOR CORTICAL EXCITABILITY IN PATIENTS POSTSTROKE. S. S. Kantak1, S. Madhavan4, K. Oikawa2, E. Yousuke2, J. W. Stinear1, T. Hornby4, Z. W. Rymer1, A. Jayaraman3

1. Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL: 2. Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Fundamental Technology Research Center, Tokyo, JAPAN: 3. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL: 4. Physical Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Balance Across Multiple Neurological Patient Populations

Friday, February 10, 2012, 3:30 PM-5:30 PM

ATTENTIONAL FOCUS DURING BALANCE TRAINING IN IDIOPATHIC PARKINSON's DISEASE: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL. M. R. Landers1, R. M. Blazer1, A. Richards1, A. D. Davis1, L. E. Rosenlof1

1. Physical Therapy, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

RCT COMPARING 3 EXERCISE PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON DISEASE. M. Schenkman1, A. E. Barón2, D. A. Hall3, R. Schwartz4, W. M. Kohrt4

1. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO: 2. Biostatistics and Informatics, School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO: 3. Neurological Sciences, Rush University, Chicago, IL: 4. Geriatric Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO.

A COMPARISON OF THE BALANCE ACCELEROMETRY MEASURE (BAM) AND THE BALANCE ERROR SCORING SYSTEM (BESS) IN PERSONS WITH AND WITHOUT CONCUSSION. C. Lin1, S. L. Whitney1, J. L. Roche2, D. P. Steed2, G. Marchetti3, G. R. Furman4, M. Musolino5

1. Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA: 2. Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA: 3. Rangos School of Health Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA: 4. College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA: 5. Crossroads Consulting, Johnstown, PA.

OLDER ADULTS UTILIZE SENSORY INFORMATION FOR BALANCE DIFFERENTLY BASED ON THEIR RISK OF FALLS. D. M. Wrisley1

1. Physical Therapy, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA.

IMPROVED BALANCE, EXPANDED LIMITS OF STABILITY, AND REDUCED TRUNK AND PELVIC COMPENSATORY STRATEGIES AFTER LOCOMOTOR TRAINING IN A PERSON WITH CHRONIC STROKE. J. K. Malouf1, R. L. Mizner2, S. A. Ostertag1, S. McCarthy3

1. New Directions Wellness Center, University of Montana, Missoula, MT: 2. Physical Therapy, University of Montana, Missoula, MT: 3. Great Northern Physical Therapy, Bozeman, MT.

FOUR-SQUARE STEP TEST PERFORMANCE IN INDIVIDUALS WITH PARKINSON DISEASE. R. Duncan1, G. M. Earhart1

1. Program in Physical Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO.

PROSPECTIVE IDENTIFICATION OF FALLERS WITH PARKINSON DISEASE USING THE BESTEST AND MINIBESTEST. G. Earhart 1, R. P. Duncan1, A. Leddy1, J. Cavanaugh2, T. Ellis3, M. Ford4, K. B. Foreman5, L. E. Dibble5

1. Washington University in St Louis, Saint Louis, MO: 2. University of New England, Portland, ME: 3. T. Ellis, Boston University, Boston, MA: 4. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL: 5. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

EFFECTS OF SHORT TERM SLEEP DEPRIVATION ON DYNAMIC VISUAL ACUITY. M. Scherer1, P. Claro1, K. Heaton1

1. Military Performance Division, US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA.

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