Browsing Faculty, Student Works Graduate School by Author "Gray, Vicki L."
The Effects of reactive and voluntary step training on balance recovery during lateral perturbation in individuals with chronic strokeYang, Chieh-ling; Gray, Vicki L.; McCombe-Waller, Sandra; Rogers, Mark William (2016-04)Falls have been reported as high as 73% in community dwelling individuals following a stroke. Many falls happen while transferring weight laterally. To guard against loss of balance with this lateral weight transfer a reactive, protective step is commonly used to recover balance. Current rehabilitation practices mainly focus on intentional voluntary actions to improve balance control which may not carry-over to the development of protective stepping strategies to avoid a fall. Objective: The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of six weeks of reactive versus voluntary step training on balance recovery during lateral perturbations in individuals with chronic stroke