After a unilateral stroke individuals have various physical impairments of the ipsilateral extremities as well as of the contralateral extremities. Some researchers have examined impairments of the ipsilateral upper extremity after a stroke and have shown that stroke causes impairments in both upper extremities. There is minimal information regarding impairments of the ipsilateral lower extremity. The purpose of this review is to synthesize findings from those studies. The authors will provide information about physical impairments of the ipsilateral lower extremity after a stroke and discuss implications for rehabilitation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine