Effect of FES Interventions on Gait Dynamics in Stroke Population

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Must have sustained a stroke at least 6 months prior to study enrollment
- Must have hemiplegia with foot drop
- Must have positive response to peroneal nerve stimulation resulting in adequate dorsiflexion of the ankle
- No current usage of Functional Electrical Stimulations for the treatment of foot drop
- No history of injury or pathology to the unaffected limb
- Must be able to walk independently or with close supervision, for 25 feet without WalkAide or any assistive device

Exclusion Criteria

- Orthopedic pathologies or history that will interfere with ambulation or limit the range of motion of the lower limbs
- Neuromuscular pathologies or history that will interfere with neuromuscular function, ambulation, or limit the range of motion of the lower limbs (e.g., myasthenia gravis, Eaton-Lambert syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
- Neurological pathologies (e.g., multiple sclerosis)
- Serious lung or heart conditions that could severely limit their ability to walk
- Current involvement in any other study that can affect the results of this study
- Inability or unwillingness to comply with study procedures, follow-up requirements and follow instructions