Clinical Trials Logo

Clinical Trial Summary

This study consists of three phases that aim to develop an exercise intervention to promote maximal activation of ankle plantar flexors in the paretic lower extrimty (LE) in order to restore a more normalized gait pattern in chronic stroke survivors.

The aim of the first phase is to determine if there are differences between standing on different levels of inclination on plantar flexion activation during forward movement of the contralateral LE in adults with chronic with stroke.

The aim of second phase is to determine if there are differences between different percentages of weight bearing on the paretic LE on plantar flexion activation during forward movement of the contralateral LE in adults with chronic stroke.

The aim of the third phase is to determine if there are differences between a 4-week plantar flexion training intervention and conventional physical therapy.


Clinical Trial Description

Description of Arms:

This study has three phases. The first phase is performed in a cross-over fashion. Participants will stand on two different incline angles on the paretic LE and simultaneously move a small skateboard forward with the non-paretic LE. The testing order for the two different incline angles will be randomized, and all participants will be required to complete both incline angle conditions within a single test session.

The second phase will also be performed in a cross-over fashion. Participants will stand with three different percentages of body weight on their paretic LE while moving the skateboard forward with the non-paretic LE. The testing order for the three body weight percentages will be randomized. All participants will be required to complete all three body weight conditions within a single test session.

In the third phase, participants will be randomized to either a control 4-week exercise intervention (conventional physical therapy) or a 4-week experimental exercise intervention (plantar flexion training). Both the control and exerimental arms will complete over-ground multi-directional gait training and home exercise. ;


Study Design


Related Conditions & MeSH terms


NCT number NCT03548090
Study type Interventional
Source The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Contact Daniel P Wingard, DPT
Phone 713-383-5675
Email Daniel.Wingard@uth.tmc.edu
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date October 1, 2018
Completion date May 1, 2019

See also
  Status Clinical Trial Phase
Recruiting NCT03052712 - Validation and Standardization of a Battery Evaluation of the Socio-emotional Functions in Various Neurological Pathologies N/A
Completed NCT00391378 - Cerebral Lesions and Outcome After Cardiac Surgery (CLOCS) N/A
Recruiting NCT00859885 - International PFO Consortium N/A
Recruiting NCT03622411 - Tablet-based Aphasia Therapy in the Chronic Phase N/A
Completed NCT01662960 - Visual Feedback Therapy for Treating Individuals With Hemiparesis Following Stroke N/A
Recruiting NCT03366129 - Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption in People With White Matter Hyperintensities Who Have Had a Stroke
Recruiting NCT03281590 - Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases Registry
Active, not recruiting NCT03698357 - Video Balance-based Exercise in Persons With Stroke N/A
Recruiting NCT03402906 - Family-Clinician Collaboration to Improve Neglect and Rehabilitation Outcome After Stroke N/A
Completed NCT03575481 - Muscle Activity of the Upper Limb Between Task-Specific and Robot Assisted Training Among Individuals Post Stroke
Recruiting NCT03542188 - TReatment Strategy In Acute Ischemic larGE Vessel STROKE: Prioritize Thrombolysis or Endovascular Treatment N/A
Recruiting NCT03305731 - Activating Behavior for Lasting Engagement After Stroke N/A
Recruiting NCT02822144 - General Anesthesia Versus Sedation During Intra-arterial Treatment for Stroke Phase 3
Active, not recruiting NCT03371290 - Acute Effect of Mirror Therapy on Rehabilitation of Paretic Upper Extremity After Chronic Stroke N/A
Recruiting NCT03294187 - Encouragement-induced Movement Therapy in Daily Life N/A
Enrolling by invitation NCT03259373 - IMplementation of an RCT to imProve Treatment With Oral AntiCoagulanTs in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation N/A
Recruiting NCT01996137 - VASSTII: An Exploratory Clinical Study on a VASST IITreadmill System for Post Stroke Gait Rehabilitation. N/A
Completed NCT03559829 - Feasibility of Home-based Virtual Reality Rehabilitation for the Upper Extremity in Subacute and Chronic Stroke N/A
Enrolling by invitation NCT03314818 - Natural History of Carotid Plaque as Determined by 3D Ultrasound N/A
Recruiting NCT03236376 - Brain-behavior Associations of Sensorimotor Therapy Post Stroke N/A