Walking speed in stroke survivors: Considerations for clinical practice

Kay Wing, James V. Lynskey, Pamela R. Bosch

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Walking is a key human function that is significantly impaired in many stroke survivors. Measuring walking speed poststroke is a valuable method to evaluate function, quality of life, discharge location, and mortality. The following article discusses the effect of stroke on walking, the underlying causes for walking impairments in stroke survivors, spontaneous recovery of walking in stroke survivors, and rehabilitation-mediated recovery of walking in stroke survivors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-121
Number of pages9
JournalTopics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2012


  • gait
  • impairment
  • locomotion
  • recovery
  • stroke
  • walking speed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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