First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Natalie A. HuntFollow
Jennifer P. KigginsFollow

Mentor/s

Theresa Miyashita, PhD, ATC, PES, CES

Location

University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-21-2017 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-21-2017 3:00 PM

Abstract

Context: Identification of rehabilitation exercises to decrease symptomology in a patient with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is necessary for enhancing quality of life. Various vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) rehabilitation exercises can help patients adapt to balance problems. Currently, no researcher has utilized the VSR Sport and inVision systems by NeuroCom® for rehabilitation among patients with MS.

Objective: The purpose of the study was to create a rehabilitation protocol incorporating VOR and balance exercises to decrease visual deficits and improve stability in a patient with MS.

Design: Case Study

Patient: 39-year-old male with relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis (Height: 175.25cm Weight: 72.5kg)

Interventions: One-hour VOR and balance rehabilitation sessions three days per week, for six weeks. The subject was baseline and post-tested using VSRSport and inVisionäsystems by NeuroCom®.

Main Outcome Measures: Data were collected using VSRSport and inVisionäsystems by NeuroCom®. Baseline and post-test scores were compared and percent changes were calculated via Microsoft Excel.

Results: There was an overall improvement in scores for VOR and balance from pre to post-tests. GST L increased by 60% (59 deg/s), DVA L improved by 80% (.24 logMAR), LOS Mvmt Velocity L increased by 96% (2.3 deg/s), and SET sway velocity improved by 55% (3.8 deg/s).

Conclusions: A majority of scores improved from pre to post-test. The six week rehabilitation protocol using the NeuroCom® systems was effective in generally improving the subject’s balance and VOR scores. A decrease in symptoms can improve the quality of life for a patient with MS.

Key Words: Multiple Sclerosis, VOR, balance rehabilitation, NeuroCom

College

College of Health Professions

College and Major available

Athletic Training

Document Type

Poster

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Will Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex and balance rehabilitation reduce visual deficits & improve stability of a patient with Multiple Sclerosis?

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Context: Identification of rehabilitation exercises to decrease symptomology in a patient with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is necessary for enhancing quality of life. Various vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) rehabilitation exercises can help patients adapt to balance problems. Currently, no researcher has utilized the VSR Sport and inVision systems by NeuroCom® for rehabilitation among patients with MS.

Objective: The purpose of the study was to create a rehabilitation protocol incorporating VOR and balance exercises to decrease visual deficits and improve stability in a patient with MS.

Design: Case Study

Patient: 39-year-old male with relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis (Height: 175.25cm Weight: 72.5kg)

Interventions: One-hour VOR and balance rehabilitation sessions three days per week, for six weeks. The subject was baseline and post-tested using VSRSport and inVisionäsystems by NeuroCom®.

Main Outcome Measures: Data were collected using VSRSport and inVisionäsystems by NeuroCom®. Baseline and post-test scores were compared and percent changes were calculated via Microsoft Excel.

Results: There was an overall improvement in scores for VOR and balance from pre to post-tests. GST L increased by 60% (59 deg/s), DVA L improved by 80% (.24 logMAR), LOS Mvmt Velocity L increased by 96% (2.3 deg/s), and SET sway velocity improved by 55% (3.8 deg/s).

Conclusions: A majority of scores improved from pre to post-test. The six week rehabilitation protocol using the NeuroCom® systems was effective in generally improving the subject’s balance and VOR scores. A decrease in symptoms can improve the quality of life for a patient with MS.

Key Words: Multiple Sclerosis, VOR, balance rehabilitation, NeuroCom

 

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