Slacklining and stroke: A rehabilitation case study considering balance and lower limb weakness
Charles P Gabel, Coolum Physiotherapy Sunshine Coast, Queensland 4573, Australia
Natalie Rando, Physiotherapy Program, Faculty of Health Science and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland 4226, Australia
Markus Melloh, Centre for Health Sciences, School of Health Professions, Zurich University of Applied, Sciences, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
Markus Melloh, Centre for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Nedlands 6909, Australia
Author contributions: Charles PG performed the rehabilitation exercises with the case study patient in the clinical setting; Markus M provided vital input for the manuscript content, references and editing of the manuscript; Natalie R provided specific vital input regarding neurological rehabilitation, referencing and editing of the manuscrip; all authors contributed to writing the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This case study was approved by the Coolum Physiotherapy Clinic through a clinical directors meeting to approve the study as part of a research initiative.
Informed consent statement: The patient has provided her informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No author has a conflict of interest for this study.
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Correspondence to: Charles P Gabel, MDT, PHD, Private Researcher, Coolum Physiotherapy Sunshine Coast, PO Box 760, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 23, 2016
Peer-review started: January 24, 2016
First decision: March 24, 2016
Revised: April 4, 2016
Accepted: June 14, 2016
Article in press: June 16, 2016
Published online: August 18, 2016