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Clinical Practice Guideline for the Use of Ankle Foot Orthoses and Functional Electrical Stimulation Post Stroke

Scope:

The scope of the CPG is intended to provide evidence on the effects of AFO or FES on: 

  • Rehabilitation of individuals with acute and chronic stroke
  • Goals based on a compensation and recovery approach
  • Outcomes across the ICF levels of functioning

The target population of the CPG includes adults ( ≥18 years of age) of both genders and all races and ethnicities.

Publication:

The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy published the CPG in April 2021.

Resources:

     Podcast: ANPT Stroke SIG interview with Dr. Therese Johnston and Dr. Lisa Brown

CPG Quick Reference for Clinicians

Gait Analysis Quick Reference for Clinicians

Clinical Effects of an AFO/FES
Defining and applying the various effects of an AFO/FES to your patient 

Action Statements
Eight action statements documents were designed for clinicians to briefly synthesize and summarize the evidence from the clinical practice guideline related to each action statement. They guide dosing for using AFO and FES, along with clinical pearls, to understand the patient-centered impact on their use.

CPG Work Group

Content Leader: Therese Johnston
Admin. Leader: Lisa Brown
Contact Person
Employer/Clinical background and expertise
Therese E. Johnston, PT, PhD, MBA

Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Arcadia University
Glenside, PA
Lisa Brown PT,DPT,NCS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Boston University
Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Science
Boston, MA
Sarah Keller PT, DPT, NCS
Instructor
Physical Therapy Program
Midwestern University
Downers Grove, IL
Caitlin Denzer-Weiler PT, DPT, NCS
SeniorPhysical Therapist, Neurologic Clinical Specialist
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Chester, NJ

CPG Knowledge Translation Task Force

Elizabeth "Beth" Cornforth, PT, DPT, NCS (Co-chair) 

Bobbette Miller, DPT, NCS (Co-chair)

Lisa Brown, PT, DPT, NCS

Andrea Ecsedy, PT, DPT, NCS

Megan Greenwood, PT, DPT, MSPT, NCS, PCS 

Therese E. Johnston, PT, PhD, MBA       

Ryan Koter, PT, DPT          

Suzanne O'Neal, PT, DPT, DHSc, NCS 

Katherine "Katie" Sweet, PT, DPT, NCS

 

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