Physiological Complexity of Gait Over the First Six Months Post Stroke

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- within 1-month post unilateral, cortical, ischemic stroke
- has only experienced one stroke
- between the ages of 21-80
- able to walk a short distance (at least 14 meters) on level surfaces without physical assistance, with or without the use of an assistive device and/or orthosis
- able to follow at least two-step verbal instructions
- available for the entire period of the study (5-6 months)

Exclusion Criteria

- hemorrhagic stroke
- bilateral hemispheric stroke
- stroke in the brainstem or cerebellum
- pre-existing neurological or current musculoskeletal conditions that would limit gait ability separate from the effects of stroke
- complications from other health conditions that could influence walking