Event Title

Data Driven Decision Making and Physical Therapy Management of Patient with a Basal Ganglia Hemorrhage

Location

Hall of Governors

Start Date

7-4-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

7-4-2017 6:00 PM

Description

Strokes are a leading cause of disability worldwide and are frequently accompanied by hemiparesis and cognitive deficits. Oftentimes strokes are treated by physical therapists in a variety of settings, but limited research exists for a concrete protocol following a stroke. This case study used progressive interventions based on the patient's response to a variety of physical therapy interventions which have been shown to improve strength and motor control in patients following a stroke. Case Description: The patient was a 63 year old female with a L side basal ganglia hemorrhage with ride side hemiparesis and subsequent cognitive deficits. The patient's symptoms included muscle weakness, motor control, and aphasia. Outcomes: Patient completed 8 weeks of treatment in a subacute rehab facility and showed considerable increases in muscles strength and motor coordination by a clinically significant improvement in score of the Tinetti (POMA). Patient's interventions were modified weekly based on patient's improvements. She also demonstrated increase in cognitive awareness and speech with an improvement in safety awareness. Discussion: The subject's improvements in motor control and muscle strength are indicators that a data driven intervention plan is beneficial to patients recovering from a stroke. Future research can help determine the preferred treatment methods for patients recovering from a stroke who present with similar symptoms.

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Data Driven Decision Making and Physical Therapy Management of Patient with a Basal Ganglia Hemorrhage

Hall of Governors

Strokes are a leading cause of disability worldwide and are frequently accompanied by hemiparesis and cognitive deficits. Oftentimes strokes are treated by physical therapists in a variety of settings, but limited research exists for a concrete protocol following a stroke. This case study used progressive interventions based on the patient's response to a variety of physical therapy interventions which have been shown to improve strength and motor control in patients following a stroke. Case Description: The patient was a 63 year old female with a L side basal ganglia hemorrhage with ride side hemiparesis and subsequent cognitive deficits. The patient's symptoms included muscle weakness, motor control, and aphasia. Outcomes: Patient completed 8 weeks of treatment in a subacute rehab facility and showed considerable increases in muscles strength and motor coordination by a clinically significant improvement in score of the Tinetti (POMA). Patient's interventions were modified weekly based on patient's improvements. She also demonstrated increase in cognitive awareness and speech with an improvement in safety awareness. Discussion: The subject's improvements in motor control and muscle strength are indicators that a data driven intervention plan is beneficial to patients recovering from a stroke. Future research can help determine the preferred treatment methods for patients recovering from a stroke who present with similar symptoms.