The importance of the quadruped animal model in functional neurorehabilitation for human biped

  • Ângela Martins

Abstract

Functional neurorehabilitation (FNR) is an alternative approach to improve patient’s quality of life. FNR has neuroanatomical foundations and is based on two properties of the central nervous system (CNS), which are present both in human biped and quadruped animal: neuroplasticity and neuromodulation. The dog and cat models, by their very own characteristics, become an evidence model for the human biped. In the human biped we can apply locomotor training according to the norms of locomotor training for fitive locomotion in quadruped.

Published
Jul 30, 2015
How to Cite
MARTINS, Ângela. The importance of the quadruped animal model in functional neurorehabilitation for human biped. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, july 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1272>. Date accessed: 06 aug. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1777.
Section
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Keywords

Functional neurorehabilitation; central nervous system; neuroplasticity; neuromodulation; locomotor training; fitive locomotion; pyramidal; extrapyramidal; motor spinal input; central pattern generators.