Effects of an Ankle-Foot Orthosis on Gait While Performing an Attention Demanding Task


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- be over the age of 18;
- have the presence of hemiplegia after stroke;
- be wearing an ankle-foot orthosis for at least 6 weeks;
- be able to walk independently and comfortably for a minimum distance of 12 m with or without assistive aids (AFOs, canes and walkers);
- be able to read and understand English, follow verbal instructions and provide verbal answers to questions;
- be able to reach criterion on the attention task (described below)
- be competent to give informed consent as determined by clinical team and noted in the health chart

Exclusion Criteria

- have history of balance deficits not related to stroke;
- be at high risk of falling during the study;
- suffer from severe aphasia or dementia as determined by health chart and/or initial cognitive screening using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) test.