Gait training in stroke is a complex process of motor learning although restoring patients ability to walk would not prepare the individual with the challenges faced in the real environment. The aim is not simply walking in controlled environment, but to achieve dynamic walking. Dynamic walking is the ability of an individual to adjust to the changing surfaces and terrains. thereby returning to achieve active participation in the community. Hence, recovery of walking ability is the primary goal when planning treatment for patients with stroke.
- Backward walking on sand Other
Other Names: forward walking on sand Intervention Desc: the patient will be walking backwards on sand with therapist standing close to support in case of fall. ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Group 1 Description: forward walking on leveled surface ARM 2: Kind: Experimental Label: Group 2 Description: forward walking on sand. ARM 3: Kind: Experimental Label: Group 3 Description: Backward walking on leveled surface ARM 4: Kind: Experimental Label: Group 4 Description: Backward walking on sand.
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Gait velocity (m/s)||10-15 mins|
|Primary||Cadence (Number of steps per min)||10-15 mins|
|Primary||Stride length in meters||10-15 mins|
|Primary||Gait cycle in seconds||10-15 mins|
|Secondary||Barthel index||45 Mins|
- Majmaah University Lead