Bruno, D; Reis, L; Pereira, I; Ladeira, A; Alberto, S
Ladeira, A; Bettencourt, F; Ribeiro, I; Pimenta, J; Madeira, R; Cardoso, A; Alves, G; Vera-Cruz, C; Prates, L
Fernandes, B; Prates, L; Ferreira, MJ; Beckert, P; Evangelista, I; Sérgio, J
Cerebral vascular disease is the primary cause of permanent disability in Portugal. Impaired stability is considered an important feature after stroke as it is related with higher risk of falls and functional dependence. Physiotherapy intervention usually starts early after stroke in order to direct motor recovery and help patients to improve their ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL). Purpose: to investigate the relationship of balance to functionality in acute stroke patients. Methods: 16 subjects (8 women and 8 men), mean age 63,62 ± 2,16y, with unilateral ischemic stroke in the middle cerebral artery territory, who were admitted to...
Vera-Cruz, C; Bettencourt, F; Alves, G; Madeira, R; Caneira, S; Cardoso, A