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Funder/CentreMinistry of Health, Welfare and Sport
Programme:Rehabilitation, walking after stroke
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Rehabilitation, walking after strokeResearch Programme


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Summary of key aims

In the Netherlands the stroke incident rate is about 27.000 per annum. Of the patients who survive a stroke about 55% suffer from moderate to severe walking disabilities. Regaining independent ADL and walking ability therefore is an important goal in rehabilitation. The functional recovery of gait, however, is poorly understood, because of the many interacting processes that play a role. For that reason current neurological exercise programs (NDT, MRP) are lacking scientific justification and are mainly based on clinical experience.
The present research program studies recovery-related processes at the level of 1) muscle-dynamics; 2) biomechanics; 3) interlimb coordination; 4) perception-action coupling; and 5) cognition. The results will lead to more integrated theory of functional recovery.
The main aim is to get more insight into the processes that may determine (individual) recovery patterns and which may form critical ingredients for exercise programs and for the prognosis of functional recovery.

Management contact

R. Klop
+31(0)70-349 5279
P.O. Box 93245
2509 AE The Hague
The Netherlands

Admin contact

+31(0)70-349 5279
P.O. Box 93245,
2509 AE The Hague
The Netherlands

Scientific contact

Professor Th. Mulder
PO Box 196
The Netherlands

Funding contact

Mr G. Buijs
Ministry of Health Welfare and Sport
PO Box 20350
2500 EJ The Hague

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