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Neuromuscular control of curved walking in people with stroke: Case report

Amanda E. Chisholm, PhD, et al.

One of the most obvious deficits due to stroke is mobility restrictions from gait impairments. Difficulty adapting the basic walking pattern to change directions can contribute to falls at home and in the community. However, most clinical evaluations only measure impairments during straight walking. In this case study, we describe the neuromuscular response to walking paths of different curvatures among individuals with stroke. We found impaired modulation in the distribution of foot pressures and muscle activity regardless of the level of motor recovery. New approaches to evaluate walking are critical to determine the effect of interventions on advanced gait skills.

Volume 52 Number 7, 2015
   Pages 775 — 784

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Chisholm AE, Qaiser T, Lam T. Neuromuscular control of curved walking in people with stroke: Case report. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(7):775–84.
ResearcherID: Tania Lam, PT, PhD: H-3730-2015

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