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SCIENTIFIC-PRACTICAL PEER-REVIEWED MONTHLY JOURNAL.
INSTITUTION OF MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

ADAPTIVE KINEZITHERAPY: ASSESSMENT OF EFFICIENCY OF REHABILITATION OF PATIENTS WITH SEVERE MOTOR AND COORDINATION DEFECTS

Objective. Assessment of clinical efficacy of an innovative method of adaptive kinezitherapy of patients with severe motor and coordination defects comparing with the standard therapy.

Materials and methods. The study involved twenty healthy volunteers and sixteen patients in the early recovery period after an acute stroke with heavy coordination and motor defects. Seven patients received the standard therapy and the standard management of nine patients was supplemented with adaptive kinesitherapy procedures. All the persons were carried out objective assessments of the qualitative structure of the cyclic locomotion before and after the treatment outlining the criteria for spatial orientation as well as the markers of the targeted and unfocused movements. A robotic kinezisimulator «TRiNiTi» was applied for the patients rehabilitation.

Conclusion. Adaptive kinezitherapy used for treating severe motor and coordination disorders improves the purposeful movements (in the range 26-40 Hz) and is more effective than the standard therapy by 2.5%.