Neurological principles and rehabilitation of action disorders: common clinical deficits

Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2011 Jun;25(5 Suppl):21S-32S. doi: 10.1177/1545968311410941.


In this chapter, the authors use the computation, anatomy, and physiology (CAP) principles to consider the impact of common clinical problems on action. They focus on 3 major syndromes: paresis, apraxia, and ataxia. They also review mechanisms that could account for spontaneous recovery, using what is known about the best-studied clinical dysfunction--paresis--and also ataxia. Together, this and the previous chapter lay the groundwork for the third chapter in this series, which reviews the relevant rehabilitative interventions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Apraxias / physiopathology
  • Apraxias / rehabilitation
  • Ataxia / physiopathology
  • Ataxia / rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Models, Neurological*
  • Movement Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Movement Disorders / rehabilitation*
  • Paresis / physiopathology
  • Paresis / rehabilitation
  • Recovery of Function