Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Feasibility, Safety, and Preliminary Efficacy of Using Vibratory Stimulation During Task Practice Therapy in Chronic Stroke Survivors
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Article Information
Hand and Upper Extremity / Neurologic Conditions / Stroke / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Feasibility, Safety, and Preliminary Efficacy of Using Vibratory Stimulation During Task Practice Therapy in Chronic Stroke Survivors
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515369. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2730
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515369. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2730
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Imperceptible vibratory stimulation of the wrist was evaluated as an adjunct to poststroke upper-extremity rehabilitation. Using stimulation during six-week task-practice therapy was feasible and safe. Promising improvement in function was retained at one-month follow-up. The improvement was greater than those reported in literature with similar therapy. This result encourages a large randomized controlled trial to examine the efficacy of using the stimulation during therapy in improving outcomes.

Primary Author and Speaker: Amanda Vatinno

Contributing Authors: Lucion Hall, Hannah Cox, Alison Fluharty, Catilyn Taylor, Alexandra Wease, Allison Davis, Shannon Cain, Michelle Woodbury, Na Jin Seo