Walking the walk: Overground training boosts poststroke gait

By Emily Delzell Chronic stroke patients who can walk independently but retain gait deficits experience greater gains in both walking speed and quality with an overground walking intervention than with body-weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT), according to results of a pilot study epublished by Clinical Rehabilitation in February. Physical therapists at the University of Indianapolis randomized 18 participants who were at least six months poststroke and could walk 10 m at a self-selected speed of less than 1 m/s to two weeks of BWSTT or overground walking. Each group walked 30 minutes per session, five days a week, and maintained a moderately intense pace

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Walking the walk: Overground training boosts poststroke gait

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