Effects of Ground Level Gait Training With Body Weight Support (BWS) and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)

2014-08-27 03:14:28 | BioPortfolio


The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of gait training on ground level, combining BWS and FES in people following chronic stroke.


The body weight support system (BWS) associated to a treadmill as well as to a functional electrical stimulation (FES) of the common peroneal nerve, has been proposed as a strategy for gait training in people following stroke. Moreover, it has also considered that the ground level is the most common locomotion surface, and that there is little information about the effects of gait training, on this kind of surface, in people with hemiparesis.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment




gait training on ground level using BWS, gait training on ground level using BWS associated to FES


Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos
Sao Carlos
Sao Paulo




Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos

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