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The provision of a cane provides greater benefit to community-dwelling people after stroke with a baseline walking speed between 0.4 and 0.8 metres/second: an experimental study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/11/2016

Objective To investigate the effect of the provision of a cane on walking ability in ambulatory people with chronic stroke. Design Experimental study. Setting Clinics within the ...

Dual-task testing to predict falls in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 24/02/2016

Background Cognitive impairment increases fall risk in older adults. Dual-task testing is an accepted way to assess the interaction between cognition and mobility; however, there is a lack of ...

Interactions of sex and aging on spatiotemporal metrics in non-pathological gait: a descriptive meta-analysis

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/08/2015

Background Individual studies examining aging-related changes in gait offer conflicting information on differences between male and female spatiotemporal metrics over the course of a mature lifetime. ...

Reliability and validity of the L test in participants with chronic stroke

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 01/06/2015

Objective Many clinical mobility tests have been used for individuals who have suffered a stroke; however, the ceiling effect has been identified as a limitation for relatively high functioning ...

Effect of textured insoles on balance and gait in people with multiple sclerosis: an exploratory trial

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/05/2014

Objectives To investigate the immediate effects of textured insoles on balance and gait in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and to explore any effects after 2 weeks of wear. Study design ...

Physio use of electrical stimulation remains low

News item - Posted on 03/10/2013

3 October 2013 Physiotherapists should be more aware of the benefits of functional electrical stimulation (FES) in the treatment of ...

Assessing gait helps build up picture of risk

Frontline article - Posted on 03/09/2012

Physios should be gearing up to implement specialist gait assessment among older patients to obtain valuable clues about health and fall risk. ...

Valuable clues likely to emerge between gait and falls in older people, says physio lead

News item - Posted on 17/08/2012

17 August 2012 Physiotherapists should be gearing up to implement specialist gait assessment for older patients to gain valuable clues ...

Frontline plays part in boosting interest in gait analysis study

News item - Posted on 31/07/2012

31 July 2012 More than 2,000 people volunteered to take part in a physiotherapy-led study into how people walk, held at the Science ...

Physios look at unique walking

News item - Posted on 08/05/2012

8 May 2012 Members of the public are invited to take part in ground-breaking research into the way people walk, by taking gait ...

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