Improving Ambulation Post Stroke With Robotic Training


Phase N/A Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Subjects with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke confirmed by cerebral computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
- Age>18
- At least 3 months post stroke at time of enrollment into study
- Ability to walk at least 10 feet with maximum 1 person assist, but not to walk in the community independently
- Residual paresis in the lower extremity as defined by the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale lower extremity motor score 2-4
- Ability to perform Lokomat ambulation training with assistance of 1 therapist
- Ability to follow a three-step command
- Physician approval for patient participation
- Ability to give informed consent
- Completed their rehabilitation services, i.e., receiving no concurrent physical, occupational, or speech therapies

Exclusion Criteria

- Serious cardiac condition
- Uncontrolled blood pressure, defined as > 200 or diastolic > 100 at rest
- Hx of serious chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or oxygen dependence
- Sever weight bearing pain
- Lower extremity amputation
- Claudication while walking
- Life expectancy < 1 year
- History of deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism (DVT/PE) within 6 months
- Severe orthopedic problem
- Any medical or psychiatric condition that the investigators believe would make the patient unable to participate in this study