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Recovery of walking

Level:
General
Estimated time:
30 mins
Author:
Dr Kate Scrivener, Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, and Dr Simone Dorsch, Lecturer at Australian Catholic University.
Last updated:
3 December 2018

Recovery of walking


Up to 75 per cent of people with stroke have difficulty walking independently on admission to hospital (Stroke Foundation, 2018). Recovery of walking has been reviewed by stroke and physiotherapy experts, and contains practical advice for physiotherapists assessing and planning treatment for walking recovery after stroke. Experienced physiotherapy educators and clinicians Dr Kate Scrivener and Dr Simone Dorsch have developed the content for this interactive learning module based on the Stroke Foundation’s Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2017.

Learning objectives

  • Recall the Stroke Foundation’s Clinical Guideline recommendations for best-practice management of walking recovery and amount of rehabilitation.
  • Identify kinematic deviations and potential impairments in a stroke survivor experiencing walking difficulty.
  • Devise strategies for testing and training of identified impairments.

Acknowledgements

Authors: Dr Kate Scrivener, Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, and Dr Simone Dorsch, Lecturer at Australian Catholic University.

We also acknowledge the Learning Design team, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Macquarie University, for support with filming, Concentric Rehabilitation Centre for hosting filming, and Paul for allowing us to use his rehabilitation experience for this module.