Volleyball exercise results in improvement of upper limb motor function in chronic stroke survivors

Takeaway 

  • In chronic stroke survivors, volleyball team exercises, particularly in a competitive format, result in enhanced efficacy of the pre-programming and execution of reach and grasp movements, as well as a shift from feedback to feedforward control of the affected upper limb. 

Why this matters

    The improved upper limb motor function in chronic stroke survivors as a result of volleyball exercise may indicate a potential underlying mechanism for improving functional performance in patients.