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Medicine, Technology    November 18, 2015
Speeding Up Physical Therapy With ‘Matrix’-Like Brain Training? It Isn’t So Far Fetched
Posted by Shelly Fan

Learning to walk again after a traumatic accident is no easy task. One of the hardest things for motor-impaired patients is to generate the correct brain signals to help them recover efficiently.

The current best option is physiotherapy: through hard work and frustration, patients gradually relearn the sequence of motor instructions required to sit, walk, stand and run again. In essence, they are rebuilding the damaged synaptic connections in their brain and spinal cord through active learning.

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