Special Issue "Gait Pathology in Multiple Sclerosis: Functional Assessments and Therapeutic Interventions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2021.
Interests: gait; locomotion; neurorehabilitation; neural plasticity; neural control of movements; multiple sclerosis; spinal cord injury
Walking dysfunction and impaired mobility is frequent among people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) and represents a major burden for them. Given the high incidence of gait disorder in PwMS, restoration of walking function is a main objective in this field of research. Advanced assessments of gait function including both quantitative (i.e., measuring gait performance) and qualitative (i.e., assessing gait patterns) functional outcomes are increasingly used to track disease progression, to guide treatment decisions and to quantify the efficacy of therapeutic interventions in an objective and sensitive fashion. Moreover, instrumented gait analysis using state-of-the-art technology is able to shed some light onto the neural mechanisms underlying gait pathology in MS.
Treatment options for MS-related ambulatory impairments are currently limited to physical therapy and symptomatic treatments (e.g., anti-spastic agents). Advanced functional outcomes might assist the selection and development of tailored therapeutic interventions, thereby enhancing walking performance in PwMS.
This Special Issue of Brain Sciences is dedicated to highlighting current research advancements in the field of MS-related gait dysfunction and rehabilitation. Authors are invited to submit cutting-edge original research and reviews broaching the topics of gait impairment profiling, novel rehabilitative strategies, refinement of functional outcome measures, neural mechanisms underlying walking abnormalities and related areas.Dr. Linard Filli
Dr. Björn Zörner
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- Gait dysfunction
- Multiple sclerosis
- Functional assessment
- Neural movement control