Dr. Caroline Sizer, our Brain Injury Medical Program Director, and Tim Lison, PT have been selected to present at this year’s International Brain Injury Association conference in March. Their poster presentation outlines the recovery progress of a patient treated in our outpatient clinic in Salem, NH by Tim.
This case report features a patient who suffered an anoxic brain injury (injury to the brain due to a lack of oxygen) several years ago, which was complicated by an extremely rare phenomenon called Lance Adams Myoclonus (LAS). Less than 150 cases of LAS have been reported in the worldwide medical literature* and is notoriously difficult to treat. A classic lament of all publications on this condition is that complete control of symptoms cannot be achieved even with multiple drug interventions.
Dr. Sizer’s patient did report, however, significant improvement in his stability and transfers, and has also demonstrated objective improvements in functional reach with the use of kinesiotaping for core stability. The Kinesio Taping® Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.
This will be the first publication of non-drug treatment intervention for Lance Adams Myoclonus Syndrome.
Dr. Sizer and Tim Lison, PT have been collaborating on this case, and will be presenting the results of this intervention in a poster presentation at the annual conference which will also be published in the Brain Injury Journal.