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The effects of mechanically supporting a percentage of body weight on the gait pattern of spastic paretic subjects during treadmill locomotion was investigated. Electromyographic (EMG), joint angular displacement and temporal distance data were simultaneously recorded while 7 spastic paretic subjects walked at 0% and 40% body weight support (BWS) at their(More)
The effects of walking with and without parallel bars, providing 40% body weight support (BWS) and increasing speed on the gait pattern of spastic paretic subjects during treadmill locomotion were investigated. In asymmetrically involved subjects, walking without parallel bars led to a more symmetrical gait pattern with decreased compensation of the less(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A new gait training strategy for patients with stroke proposes to support a percentage of the patient's body weight while retraining gait on a treadmill. This research project intended to compare the effects of gait training with body weight support (BWS) and with no body weight support (no-BWS) on clinical outcome measures for(More)
This review demonstrates that neurorehabilitation approaches, based on recent neuroscience findings, can enhance locomotor recovery after a spinal cord injury or stroke. Findings are presented from more than 20 clinical studies conducted by numerous research groups on the effect of locomotor training using either body weight support (BWS), functional(More)