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Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2013 May;24(2):305-23. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2012.11.005.

Technological advances in interventions to enhance poststroke gait.

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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA. lsheffler@metrohealth.org

Abstract

Neurologic rehabilitation interventions may be either therapeutic or compensatory. Included in this article are lower extremity functional electrical stimulation, body weight-supported treadmill training, and lower extremity robotic-assisted gait training. These poststroke gait training therapies are predicated on activity-dependent neuroplasticity. All three interventions have been trialed extensively in research and clinical settings to show a positive effect on various gait parameters and measures of walking performance. This article provides an overview of evidence-based research that supports the efficacy of these three interventions to improve gait, as well as providing perspective on future developments to enhance poststroke gait in neurologic rehabilitation.

PMID:
23598265
PMCID:
PMC3633090
DOI:
10.1016/j.pmr.2012.11.005
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