Gluteal taping improves hip extension during stance phase of walking following stroke.
Sharon L Kilbreath, Stacey Perkins, Jack Crosbie, Jenny McConnell
Aust J Physiother | Published : 2006
The aim of this study was to determine whether gluteal taping on the affected side improved hip extension during stance phase of walking for persons following stroke. Fifteen subjects who had suffered a stroke months to years previously resulting in mild to moderate gait impairments participated in the study. Their gait was measured under control, sham, and gluteal taping conditions, in random order. For each condition, subjects walked at a self-selected and a fast speed. Hip angle relative to that obtained during quiet standing, step length, stride length and walking velocity were measured. Hip extension increased significantly with gluteal taping (p < 0.05) for both walking speeds at late ..View full abstract