Pusher syndrome is classically described as disorder of body orientation in the coronal plane. It is characterized by a tilt towards the contralesional paretic side and a resistance to external attempts to rectify. It occurs mainly in stroke patients, however, non-stroke causes have been described too. In 2010 the concept of the posterior pusher syndrome had been proposed, defined as disturbance of body orientation in the sagittal plane with imbalance, posterior tilt and an active resistance to forward pulling or pushing. The author describes, on the basis of the literature and own research, symptoms and methods of the treatment of the little-known posterior pusher syndrome.
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