Gait Trainer

The typical “Gait Trainer” involves a harness-secured, body-weight supported patient placing his feet on 2 motorized footplates that simulate stance and swing movements of gait. It differs from body-weight supported (BWS) treadmill training in that the footplates guide the patient through consistent specific gait motions, whereas with treadmill training, more assistance is usually necessary from clinicians to help guide gait.

Authors*: Adam Kagan, BSc and Nicol Korner-Bitensky, PhD OT

Evidence reviewed as of before 13-12-2010
 

 

NOTE: *The authors have no direct financial interest in any tools, tests or interventions presented in StrokEngine.