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Physical determinants, emerging concepts, and training approaches in gait of individuals with spinal cord injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16629638     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this review is to examine the physical determinants for functional walking as well as the efficacy of gait rehabilitation after spinal cord injury (SCI) in humans. The results indicate several important physical determinants in gait. Examples are provided of different interventions that produce beneficial effects on outcome measures of gait such as gait speed, stride length, walking endurance, motor recovery, and gait quality. These findings need to be considered in current SCI rehabilitation practices, but the efficacy of certain interventions remains unclear. Well-designed clinical trials are needed to provide evidence of the role of physical determinants in the development of new concepts and principles in locomotor recovery after SCI. This review focuses on relevant literature, and informs rehabilitation specialists and basic scientists about the physical determinants and factors to consider for optimization of gait training in individuals with incomplete SCI.
Hugues Barbeau; Sylvie Nadeau; Christiane Garneau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurotrauma     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0897-7151     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurotrauma     Publication Date:    2006 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-24     Completed Date:  2006-06-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8811626     Medline TA:  J Neurotrauma     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  571-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Gait / physiology*
Locomotion / physiology
Physical Education and Training
Spinal Cord Injuries / physiopathology*,  rehabilitation*

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