Rhythmic facilitation of gait training in hemiparetic stroke rehabilitation.

  title={Rhythmic facilitation of gait training in hemiparetic stroke rehabilitation.},
  author={Michael H. Thaut and Gerald C. McIntosh and Robert F. Rice},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={151 2},
Experimental and control groups of 10 hemiparetic stroke patients each underwent a 6 week, twice daily gait training program. The control group participated in a conventional physical therapy gait program. The experimental group trained in the same basic program with the addition of rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS). Patients entered the study as soon as they could complete 5 strides with hand-held assistance. The training program had to be completed within 3 months of the patients' stroke… CONTINUE READING

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