Clinical Study

Quantifying The Role Of Sensory Systems Processing In Post-Stroke Walking Recovery

Posted Date: Sep 22, 2020

  • Investigator: Oluwole Awosika
  • Specialties: Neurology, Stroke
  • Type of Study: Observational/Survey

Difficulty walking is common after a stroke. Although physical rehabilitation helps a little with the improvement of walking ability, recovery is usually incomplete. The purpose of this study is to explore how two different treadmill training approches influence walking speed, symmetry, and balance. The two approachs involve either forward or backwards treadmill training. This study will look at changes in walking performance and balance, before and after training. This study may lead towards more efficient methods for improving walking performance and balance after stroke.


Inclusion: Participants Living In The Community Will Be Eligible If They Are: 1)18-80 Years Of Age; 2) Ability To Maintain =0.3Mph Speed For 6 Minute Interval On The Treadmill; 3) Able To Walk Independently (Cane And Hemi-Walker Acceptable) 4)>10 Meters Over Ground With The Free Step Harness System (As A Safety Precaution); 5) Discharged From Formal Rehabilitation. Exclusion: 1) Walking Speed <0.4M/S (Per 10Mwt Comfortable); 2) Unstable Cardiac Status Which Would Preclude Participation In A Moderate-Intensity Exercise Program; 3) Significant Language Barrier Which Might Prevent The Participant From Following Instructions During Training And Testing; 4) Adverse Health Condition That Might Affect Their Walking Capacity (Severe Arthritis, Significant Pulmonary Disease Significant Ataxia Or Neglect); 5) Severe Lower Extremity Spasticity (Ashworth >2); 6) Depression (>10 On The Patient Health Questionnaire, If Untreated).


Walking Rehabilitation, Stroke, Treadmill Training

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Oluwole Awosika

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