Treatment of limb apraxia - Moving forward to improved action

Buxbaum, Laurel J., Haaland, Kathleen Y., Hallett, Mark, Wheaton, Lewis, Heilman, Kenneth M., Rodriguez, Amy and Rothi, Leslie J. Gonzalez (2008) Treatment of limb apraxia - Moving forward to improved action. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 87 2: 149-161. doi:10.1097/PHM.0b013e31815e6727


Author Buxbaum, Laurel J.
Haaland, Kathleen Y.
Hallett, Mark
Wheaton, Lewis
Heilman, Kenneth M.
Rodriguez, Amy
Rothi, Leslie J. Gonzalez
Title Treatment of limb apraxia - Moving forward to improved action
Journal name American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0894-9115
1537-7385
Publication date 2008-02
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1097/PHM.0b013e31815e6727
Volume 87
Issue 2
Start page 149
End page 161
Total pages 13
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Abstract Limb apraxia is a common disorder of skilled, purposive movement that is frequently associated with stroke and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer disease. Despite evidence that several types of limb apraxia significantly impact functional abilities, surprisingly few studies have focused on development of treatment paradigms. Additionally, although the most disabling types of apraxia reflect damage to gesture and/or object memory systems, existing treatments have not fully taken advantage of principles of experience known to affect learning and neural plasticity. We review the current state of the art in the rehabilitation of limb apraxia, indicate possible points of contact with the learning literature, and generate suggestions for how translational principles might be applied to the development of future research on treatment of this disabling disorder.
Keyword Apraxia
Ideomotor apraxia
Treatment
Rehabilitation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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