Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training vs. Overground Walking Training in Persons With Chronic Stroke


Phase 1/2 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Minimum of 6 months post-stroke
- Single episode of stroke
- Between the ages of 21-80
- Able to walk with or without the use of an assistive device or orthoses
- Able to ambulate at a self-selected gait speed < 0.8 m/s as determined by the 10-meter comfortable walk test
- Medically stable with a physician release stating approval to enter an exercise program
- Able to follow at least two-step verbal instructions
- Available for the entire period of the study
- Able to travel to and from research measurement and intervention sessions

Exclusion Criteria

- Currently receiving physical therapy services
- Co-morbidities or pre-existing cardiovascular conditions that would prohibit gait training and exercise
- Pre-existing neurological or current musculoskeletal conditions that would limit gait ability separate from the effects of stroke
- Complications from other health conditions that could influence walking
- Currently known to be pregnant