Impact of Hip Flexors Isokinetic Strengthening on Gait Capacities in Subacute Stroke Patients "ISOKINETIC"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

Post-stroke patients often present with gait disorders due to several physical impairments. Hip flexor deficit is one of the more prevalent trouble and is associated with gait capacities. This study aims at evaluating the impact of an isokinetic hip flexors strengthening rehabilitation program in the subacute phase after stroke. Patients will be randomized to an intervention group (isokinetic rehabilitation) or a control group (conventional rehabilitation) and assessed at the end of the rehabilitation program, at 3 and at 6 months.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Conventional rehabilitation Procedure
    Intervention Desc: Conventional rehabilitation 10/w during 6 weeks
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Isokinetic
    Description: Patients who benefit from the hip flexors isokinetic strengthening rehabilitation program
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Control
    Description: Patients who benefit from a conventional rehabilitation program
  • Isokinetic hip flexors strengthening Procedure
    Intervention Desc: Isokinetic excentric strengthening of paretic hip flexors, 3/w during 6 weeks, in addition to conventional rehabilitation 7/w.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Isokinetic
    Description: Patients who benefit from the hip flexors isokinetic strengthening rehabilitation program

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Max gait speed (m/s) 6 weeks No
Secondary Hip flexors strength 6weeks; 3 and 6 months No
Secondary Gait endurance 6 weeks; 3 and 6 months No
Secondary Gait capacities 6 weeks; 3 and 6 months No
Secondary Balance and postural control 6 weeks; 3 and 6 months No
Secondary Rate of perceived exhaustion during gait 6 weeks; 3 and 6 months No

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