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We are excited to host the 12th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM 2018) in the exciting and romantic city of Paris, France.
Top rehabilitation specialists from across the world will join us to present the latest research and cutting edge techniques in our ever growing field.
The scientific program will include hands-on workshops, lively debates and more in an unforgettable experience. Join us July 8-12, 2018!
Virtual reality and rehabilitation:
There is increasing evidence in the clinical literature of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications as effective assessment and intervention tools in the field of rehabilitation. Their assets include personalization and control of treatment protocols and documentation of assessment, learning, and rehabilitation, all within the context of enjoyable and motivating activities provided with adapted feedback. Our purpose is to focus on presentations of how VR and RA are being applied to learning and rehabilitation of diverse clinical populations (neurological and orthopedic) of all ages.
The physiatrist has always faced fatigue as a limiting factor in exercise and physical activity. Applications in sports medicine and occupational health are obvious. But fatigue also occurs in chronic and painful musculoskeletal illnesses and in some chronic neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson syndromes. Fatigue becomes sometimes one of the main causes of disability. Knowledge about the mechanisms of central and peripheral fatigue quickly expands and this should improve our medical practice.
Poliomyelitis is still a health issue. Thanks to the vaccination, the acute Poliomyelitis has disappeared from most of the areas around the world, while remaining in some parts. But the polio survivors are young, with a strong vitality despite motor deficiencies which can be severe. They are estimated by WHO to be 20 million around the world, 5-600,000 in Europe. The consequences of paralysis and secondary orthopedic disorders make up real changing challenges all over the life, with the issue of aging and the one of the Post-Polio Syndrome. Research on pain, fatigue, weakness and social consequences are needed. Poliomyelitis is a special topic for PRM