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Movement Interventions Task Force

 

The Movement Interventions Task Force is a dynamic group of neurorehabilitation researchers and clinicians representing a variety of disciplines from across the United States and Canada. A common interest among all members and the theme of this task force is movement after stroke. Movement-related deficits are the most common impairments exhibited after stroke, and in many cases, the most disabling. Yet, there remain few therapies that effectively target stroke motor impairments.

Moreover, the therapeutic ingredients that most impact motor changes after stroke, and the ways in which movement-related variables change after stroke (i.e. speed, precision, strength, pacing), remain poorly understood.

We are a product-oriented group focusing on developing new knowledge about movement after stroke through the development of presentations, papers, and other educational materials for patients, care partners, and professionals.

For more information about the Movement Interventions Task Force contact either of the co-chairs listed below.

CO-CHAIRS

 

Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L

Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L

CO-CHAIR

Associate Professor
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Charlestown, Massachusetts

Elena V. Donoso Brown, PhD, OTR/L

Elena V. Donoso Brown, PhD, OTR/L

CO-CHAIR

Assistant Professor
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA

GOALS FOR 2021

  • Submit at least 1 conference proposal
  • Present at least one session/poster for conference
  • Submit one article or IEP for publication
  • Host one Virtual Happy Hour

2020 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

ACRM 2020 Annual Conference Symposia Presentations

 

  1. Adherence in Rehabilitation submitted by Elena Donoso Brown Co-presenters: Lynne Gauthier, Veronica Rowe, Jeanne Langan and Steve Page.
  2. Showing you care about stroke patients through use of common data elements and Mixed model analysis – longitudinal mixed modeling in clinical studies submitted by Julie Schwertfeger and colleagues
  3. Choosing Interventions to Improve Upper Extremity Motor Function & Activity Performance in Adults Post Stroke: A Theory-based Approach submitted by Veronica Rowe, Susan Lin, Susan Fasoli, & Marsha Neville
  4. Robot-assisted Therapy and Cognitive Skills Training to Promote Upper Extremity Functional Recovery after Stroke submitted by Susan Fasoli
  5. ‘Poised for Parkinson’s’: Online Group Delivery of Alexander Classes for People Living With Parkinson’s Disease/Care Partner Dyads by Monika Gross

 

Poster Presentations

 

  1. Lau, S.C.L., Bhattacharjya, S., Fong, M.W.M., Nicol, G.E., Lenze, E.J., Baum, C., Hardi, A., & Wong, A.W.K. (2020). Self-management tele-rehabilitation for people with neurological diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Presented at the 97th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.
  2. Lee, Y., Neff, A.J., & Wong, A.W.K. (2020). Understanding Momentary Relationships of Somatic and Mood Symptoms with Social Interactions among Persons with Stroke. Presented at the 97th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.
  3. Wong, A.W.K., Fong, M.W.M., & Ottenbacher, K.J. (2020). Recovery dynamics of depression, social support, and functional status after inpatient stroke rehabilitation. Presented at the 97th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.
  4. Walsh, R.J., Fong, M.W.M., Metts, C.L., & Wong, A.W.K. (2020). Neurocognitive impairments and assistance needed to perform daily activities among community-dwelling stroke survivors: An ecological momentary assessment (EMA) study. Presented at the 97th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Virtual Conference.
  5. Knutson, J. Contralaterally Controlled Functional Electrical Stimulation of Triceps Improves Recovery of Reachable Workspace After Stroke (2020) (published in AJPMR) – Stroke ISIG Outstanding poster award recipient

 

Publication in Press

 

Lau, S.C.L., Bhattacharjya, S., Fong, M.W.M., Nicol, G.E., Lenze, E.J., Baum, C., Hardi, A., & Wong, A.W.K. (2020). Effectiveness of theory-based digital self-management interventions for improving depression, anxiety, fatigue, and self-efficacy in people with neurological disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. In Press.

 

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