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Clinical Practice Guideline to Improve Locomotor Function

following Chronic Stroke, Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury and Brain Injury

The scope of this Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) is to evaluate available evidence of the efficacy of various physical interventions to improve walking function of patients with a history of a stroke, motor incomplete SCI, or TBI of > 6 months duration. The full article is accessible in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy

CPG Resources

Clinical Tools for Implementation of Recommended Action Statements

  •     Clinician Resources
    • Knowledge
      • CPG Recommendation Reference Sheet
      • ANPT Position Paper: Moving Forward
      • Do Kinematics Matter
      • Podcasts
    • Equipment
      • Continuous Heart Rate Monitoring Device Options
      • Unweighting System and Harness Options
      • Justification for Overhead Harness System
      • Heart Rate Devises How-Tos
    • Implementation
      • What is Knowledge Translation
      • General Template for Documentation
      • Monitoring and Ensuring Safety
      • Using Heart Rate Data within Training Session

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Intensity Matters related information on high intensity gait training for patients at all stages of recovery  


About Us

Locomotion CPG Work Group

Contact Person

Employer/Clinical background and expertise

George Hornby PT PhD
(Group Lead)

Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Indiana University School of Medicine

Patty Scheets PT DPT NCS

Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes
Infinity Rehabilitation, Effingham, IL

Irene Ward PT, DPT, NCS

Brain injury clinical research coordinator
Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ

Darcy Reisman PT, PhD

Associate Chair, Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Delaware
Newark, DE


Locomotion Knowledge Translation Task Force

Carey Holleran (Co-Chair) PT, MPT, DHS
Lisa Goodwin (Co-Chair) PT, DPT 
Meredith Banhos PT, DPT
Maghan Bretz PT, MPT 
Estelle Gallo PT, DPT 
Lauren Szot PT, DPT
Ryan Gorecki, PT, DPT
Jon Robinson, PT, DPT

*Of Note, All Task Force members are a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

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