The aim of this study is to identify the movement effects of robotic assisted training in conjunction with proprioceptive training at the ankle joint in participants with chronic stroke. Proprioceptive training is provided by vibratory stimuli in the tendons of the muscles that dorsiflex and plantarflex the ankle, as these muscles are utilized during walking and balance activities.
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Varas-Diaz G, Bhatt T, Oken B, Roth E, Hayes J, Cordo P. Concurrent ankle-assisted movement, biofeedback, and proprioceptive stimulation reduces lower limb motor impairment and improves gait in chronic stroke survivors. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (In review).