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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.
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
Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:28-0400
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