Neurologic Injury and Dementia: Update on Current Physiotherapeutic Intervention - Abstract
Neurologic injury and dementia can lead to devastating outcomes for patients with extended course of disease. Secondary and tertiary injury can progress and lead to continued deficits and rapid neurodegeneration. In this review, we highlight alternative strategies that can target recovery for these patients and prevent further neurologic decline. We discuss the benefit of music therapy and acupuncture. We then look at transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation. Finally, we look at the role of yoga and virtual reality. While several of these modalities are in their infancy, some have been used for generations. We argue for higher quality evidence to confirm effectiveness and clinical utility.