Gait Disorders in Persons After Stroke

  • Johanna Jonsdottir
  • Maurizio Ferrarin
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Muscle weakness and motor control deficits associated with stroke result in fairly typical hemiparetic gait. This chapter will focus on persons with hemiparesis after stroke in the post-acute and chronic stage, their major movement disorders, and how these affect locomotion. Differences in spatiotemporal, kinematic, and kinetic parameters that commonly characterize hemiparetic gait in the subacute and chronic post-stroke periods will be reviewed in reference to characteristics of speed-matched gait of nondisabled persons.


Gait Stroke Gait analysis Kinematics Kinetics Coactivation Hemiparetic gait Movement disorders Speed-matched gait Muscles Weakness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LaRiCE, Department of NeurorehabilitationIRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi OnlusMilanItaly
  2. 2.Biomedical Technology DepartmentIRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi OnlusMilanItaly

Section editors and affiliations

  • Freeman Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.duPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA

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