Comparing post-stroke walking outcomes in two body-weight-supported treadmill training protocols

Takeaway

  • The addition of challenging mobility skills to one of two comparable hands-free (HF) body-weight-supported treadmill training (BWSTT) protocols did not result in greater improvements in walking and balance outcomes for individuals in the chronic phase post-stroke.

Why this matters

  • To achieve larger improvements in walking and balance outcomes post-stroke it may be important to incorporate challenges into walking interventions in combination with other strategies such as task-specific training or high-intensity training.