Walk the talk: current evidence for walking recovery after stroke, future pathways and a mission for research and clinical practice

Sarah Moore*, Geert Verheyden, Pierce Boyne, George Fulk, Natalie Fini

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Abstract

Achieving safe, independent, and efficient walking is a top priority for stroke survivors to enable quality of life and future health. This narrative review explores the state of the science in walking recovery after stroke and potential for development. The importance of targeting walking capacity and performance is explored in relation to individual stroke survivor gait recovery, applying a common language, measurement, classification, prediction, current and future intervention development, and health care delivery. Findings are summarized in a model of current and future stroke walking recovery research and a mission statement is set for researchers and clinicians to drive the field forward to improve the lives of stroke survivors and their carers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3494–3505
JournalStroke
Volume53
Issue number11
Early online date7 Sept 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2022

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