Changes in Gait Symmetry After Training on a Treadmill with Biofeedback in Chronic Stroke Patients: A 6-Month Follow-Up from a Randomized Controlled Trial

  title={Changes in Gait Symmetry After Training on a Treadmill with Biofeedback in Chronic Stroke Patients: A 6-Month Follow-Up from a Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={Mariusz Drużbicki and Agnieszka Guzik and Grzegorz Przysada and Andrzej Kwolek and Agnieszka Brzozowska-Magoń and Marek Sobolewski},
  journal={Medical Science Monitor : International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research},
  pages={4859 - 4868}
  • M. Drużbicki, A. Guzik, M. Sobolewski
  • Published 11 December 2016
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Medical Science Monitor : International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Background One of the most significant challenges for patients who survive a stroke is relearning basic motor tasks such as walking. The goal of this study was to evaluate whether training on a treadmill with visual biofeedback improves gait symmetry, as well as spatiotemporal and kinematic gait parameters, in stroke patients. Material/Methods Thirty patients in the chronic phase after a stroke were randomly allocated into groups with a rehabilitation program of treadmill training with or… 

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