Usefulness of digital gait analysis for assessing patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome

Timothy Walton, Mary Vincent, Jim Richards, I. Davidson

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    This study aimed to investigate the usefulness of laboratory-based digitized gait analysis as an outcome measure to identify improvement in a mildly affected patient with Guillain-Barre syndrome 10 and 20 months post-nadir. Data are presented in the form of a single case study.Considerable improvements were found within ground reaction forces and lower limb kinematics, indicating a markedly improved functional gait pattern. This improvement was reinforced by positive subjective feedback.Initially, this assessment intended to identify the extent to which sensitive measurements using digitized gait analysis could provide a means of examining patient improvement following Guillain-Barre syndrome. As a serendipitous finding, it was noted that it can also provide focus to therapy sessions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)388-393
    JournalInternational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


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