Asymmetrical Gait Training After Pediatric Stroke


Phase Early 1 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

1. Between 5-17 years of age
2. History of unilateral supratentorial arterial ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke
3. Onset of stroke at least 6 months before study enrollment
4. Ability to walk at least 20 feet without the use of an assistive device
5. At least a 5 second difference in single leg stance time between left and right sides
6. The ability to return to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for the proposed training and testing sessions
7. Parental/guardian permission (informed consent) and if appropriate, child assent

Exclusion Criteria

1. Intracranial metallic or magnetic object or implanted electrical pacing device
2. Treatment with botulinum toxin injections to the more affected ankle plantarflexors in the past 3 months
3. Cognitive impairment that would prevent completion of the required training and testing activities
4. Parents/guardians or participants who, in the opinion of the investigator, may not adhere with study schedules or procedures