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The purpose of this case report is to describe the treatment of a 77-year-old male post-stroke with the application of an external load to the paretic lower limb in conjunction with task-oriented training to improve gait.
Strength, balance, gait speed, and functional tasks all improved over the course of physical therapy. At the end of 2 weeks, the patient exceeded the minimal detectable change (MDC) for the TUG (2.9 sec) and achieved the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for the FIM (22 points).4-5 Although the MCID is not established for the Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS), the patient experienced improvements after 2 weeks.
St. Augustine, FL
Stroke, Anterior Cerebral Artery, Lower Extremity, Gait, Walking Speed
Physical Therapy | Rehabilitation and Therapy
France, Jacob and Perry, Lindsey, "External Load on the Hemi-paretic Lower Limb with Task-oriented Training to Improve Gait Post Right ACA Stroke" (2018). St. Augustine, Fall 2018. 12.