The Use of Brace to Retrain Hemiparetic Gait
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02082938|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 10, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 10, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Stroke Nos Without Residual Deficits||Device: Bracing||Not Applicable|
Objective To compare the behavior of plantar pressure peak distribution, before and after training using a brace for gait rehabilitation.
Method The brace was developed with the aim of promoting better biomechanical alignment, as well as providing proprioceptive information in order to stimulate action in the knee's flexor muscle groups, thus facilitating the activation pattern contrary to what occurs during genu recurvatum. We conducted a quasi-experimental "before and after" study with twelve hemiparetic adult patients who had genu recurvatum in the gait. The plantar pressure peaks were compared at the various moments of the study.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||12 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Official Title:||The Use of a Brace to Retrain Hemiparetic Gait in Patients With Genu Recurvatum: Effects on Plantar Pressure Distribution|
|Study Start Date :||March 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||January 2014|
Bracing: the patients began four weeks of training the gait with the brace, under the guidance and observation of the physiotherapist belonging to the group of authors of this study.
Twice a week, for a period of 5 weeks, before the sessions in the physiotherapy clinic the patients participating in the study were asked to walk at a self-selected speed on flat ground along a corridor 50 meters long, with the brace being used for fifteen minutes of gait retraining of the affected side.
- distribution of plantar pressures during walking [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
To evaluate the distribution of plantar pressures during walking, for individuals with hemiparesis, before and after training with a brace for gait retraining and control of genu recurvatum.
To observe the gait evolution of 12 patientes after the trainnig with a orthotic device.
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|Principal Investigator:||Éder K Cardoso, Master||Federal University of Health Science of Porto Alegre|