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The purpose of this case report is to describe the benefits of using a task-specific approach and the SARA plus to improve balance and gait in a patient with anoxic encephalopathy.
This case demonstrated the positive results of incorporating repetitive, task-specific, and early use of the SARA plus for gait training. With these interventions, the patient was able to ambulate 25 ft and transfer from sit to stand with the use of a rolling walker and minimum assistance. He was also able to maintain static sitting balance for 32 seconds independently and reach 17 inches outside of his base of support.
St. Augustine, FL
Hypoxia-Ischemia, Brain, Gait, Postural Balance, Exercise Therapy
Physical Therapy | Rehabilitation and Therapy
Levi, Olivia and Kiernan, Erica, "SARA Plus and Task Specific Training in a Patient with Anoxic Encephalopathy" (2018). St. Augustine, Fall 2018. 11.