Article by Simone Dorsch

The Stroke Foundation’s clinical guidelines for rehabilitation contain a guideline for improving walking after stroke that is a STRONG recommendation:

Stroke survivors with difficulty walking should be given the opportunity to undertake tailored repetitive practice of walking (or components of walking) as much as possible. (French et al. 2016 [173])

This StrokeEd Blog will share our interpretation of this guideline recommendation. Three points will be discussed:

  • “Tailored” repetitive practice of walking
  • “Components” of walking
  • “As much as possible”