Effects of Backward Gait on Sand on Improving the Gait Parameters of Patients With Chronic Stroke.


Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

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