Professor Jean-Michel Gracies is a world-renowned expert in Neurorehabilitation.
He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Neural Transmission and is an ad hoc reviewer for Brain, Experimental Brain Research, Muscle and Nerve, Stroke, Movement Disorders, the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Clinical Neuropharmacology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, and The Lancet Neurology.
He published over 200 original articles, book chapters, theses, reviews, and abstracts and has served on the editorial board of many peer journals.
He is developing innovative concepts in physiopathology and neurorehabilitation of neurological movement disorders, and clinical research projects on syndromes such as spastic paresis, parkinsonism, tremor, chronic facial paresis, and other motor disorders. He designed the Scale in Five Steps that quantify muscle by muscle the normal-pathological gap in the different possible symptoms of spastic paresis.
He developed detailed guidelines of self-rehabilitation.
Scientific focus with Vibramoov:
Effect of focal stimulations on key antagonist muscles for 2 months on active movements & motor function in patients with early subacute hemiparesis (stroke). Prevent (or decrease the severity of) the muscle disorder after a stroke, through focal stimulations. From the first hours after the lesion, a cascade of transformation will lead to a true muscle disease called spastic myopathy.
Hypothesis: muscle focal stimulations will induce a large repetition of minimal stretches, improving potentially motor function through a relative preservation of the muscle architecture.