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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Gavin-
dc.contributor.authorAldous, Sara-
dc.contributor.otherSpencer, Tanja-
dc.contributor.otherFahey, Michael-
dc.identifier.citationBrain Inj. 2018;32(4):403-415en_US
dc.description.abstractAim: The objective of this paper was to systematically review the efficacy of interventions targeting high-level mobility skills in people with a neurological impairment. Methods: A comprehensive electronic database search was conducted. Study designs were graded using the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) system and methodological quality was described using the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) scale. Results: Twelve exploratory studies (AACPDM levels IV/V), of limited methodological quality (PEDro scores of 2–3 out of 10), were included. Interventions included treadmill training, a three-phase programme, a high-level mobility group, plyometric training, running technique coaching and walk training with blood flow restriction. Diagnoses included acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, incomplete spinal cord injury and neurofibromatosis type 1. There were difficulties generalizing results from exploratory designs with a broad range of participants, interventions and outcome measures. However, it seems that people with a neurological impairment have the capacity to improve high-level mobility skills, running speed and distance with intervention. There were no adverse events that limited participation. Conclusion: There is preliminary evidence to support the efficacy of interventions to improve high-level mobility skills in people with neurological impairments. Well-controlled research with a larger sample is required to provide sufficient evidence to change clinical practice.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectMotor Skillsen_US
dc.subjectNeurological Disorderen_US
dc.subjectEfficacy of Interventionsen_US
dc.subjectNeurological Impairmenten_US
dc.subjectAmerican Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicineen_US
dc.subjectPhysiotherapy Evidence Database Scaleen_US
dc.subjectPEDro Scaleen_US
dc.subjectTreadmill Trainingen_US
dc.subjectThree-Phase Programmeen_US
dc.subjectHigh-Level Mobility Groupen_US
dc.subjectPlyometric Trainingen_US
dc.subjectRunning Technique Coachingen_US
dc.subjectWalk Trainingen_US
dc.subjectDepartment of Physiotherapy, Epworth Healthcare, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.subjectEpworth Rehabilitation, Epworth Healthcare, Richmond, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.titleSystematic review of high-level mobility training in people with a neurological impairment.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleBrain Injuryen_US
dc.description.affiliatesVictorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service , Monash Children's Hospital , Melbourne , Australia.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesDepartment of Paediatrics , Monash University , Melbourne , Australia.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesDepartment of Physiotherapy , University of Melbourne , Melbourne , Australia.en_US
dc.type.studyortrialSystematic Reviewsen_US
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