Enhanced Gait-Related Improvements After Therapist-Versus Robotic-Assisted Locomotor Training in Subjects with Chronic Stroke

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Greater improvements in speed and single limb stance time on the impaired leg were observed in subjects who received therapist-assisted locomotor training, with larger speed improvements in those with less severe gait deficits. Perceived rating of the effects of physical limitations on quality of life improved only in subjects with severe gait deficits who received therapist-assisted locomotor training. Therapist-assisted locomotor training facilitates greater improvements in walking ability in ambulatory stroke survivors as compared to a similar dosage of robotic-assisted locomotor training.