Pusher syndrome – the role of the Bobath Concept
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Centrum Neurorehabilitacji Oddział Rehabilitacji Osielsko k.Bydgoszczy
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Adrian Miler   

Centrum Neurorehabilitacji, Oddział Rehabilitacji Osielsko k.Bydgoszczy, ul. Botaniczna 38, 86-031 Osielsko
Med Og Nauk Zdr. 2015;21(3):250-253
The Pusher syndrome is described as frequent, but not very well recognized disorder of body posture characterized by a deflection in the opposite direction to the damaged hemisphere, and the active resistance of the patient’s external action to restore its true vertical position. The Pusher syndrome occurs more frequently in patients with a history of cerebral vascular event, and was first described by Patricia M. Davies (senior IBITA instructor) in 1985. Bobath Concept Therapy should include not only special exercises, but also the use visual objects as points of reference. The primary objective of rehabilitation is the development of proper mechanism of the righting reflex. The essence of this action is to remove the obstacles blocking the implementation of normal postural and motor patterns, and the provision of correct sensorimotor experiences. This is a long-term process requiring patience and individual therapy tailored to individual patients, depending on motor and cognitive deficits. key words: Bobath concept, Pusher syndrome, rehabilitation, cerebral stroke
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