- Authors: Daniel Sabbagh1, Renata Horst2, Jörg Fior3, Ralf Gentz3
- Institutions: 1FIOR & GENTZ GmbH – Scientific Editing, 2N.A.P-Akademie – training institute in Ingelheim, 3FIOR & GENTZ GmbH – Management
Summary: After a stroke, neurologically-based movement restrictions cause compensatory mechanisms which lead to a pathological gait. The N.A.P.® Gait Classification divides apoplexy patients into four gait types according to their knee and foot position during mid stance. A consideration of these gait types is helpful when it comes to planning orthotic and physiotherapeutic interventions. In order to ensure a successful neurological rehabilitation, orthoses have to meet certain criteria.
Keywords: stroke, classification, ankle-foot orthosis, physiotherapy, neurorehabilitation
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