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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2005;29(5):501-506.
The Effects of Shoe Lifts to the Unaffected Limb on Gait Pattern in Hemiplegic Stroke Patients.
Kang, Eun Kyoung , Sohn, Min Kyun , Lim, Min Jeong , Chong, Soon Yeol , Lee, Joo Young , Kim, Do Yeon
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul Veterans Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. mksohn@cnu.ac.kr
3Dasarang Central Hospital, Uiwang, Korea.
뇌졸중 후 편마비 환자에서 건측 신발 높이 교정이 보행양상에 미치는 영향
서울 보훈병원 재활의학과, 1충남대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실 및 2다사랑 중앙병원 재활의학과
To evaluate the effects of shoe lift to the unaffected limb on hemiplegic gait after stroke.
Three dimensional gait analysis was performed in 20 chronic hemiplegic patients with shoe lifts (5, 10, 15 mm) to the unaffected limb. The order of experimental series was randomized among subjects. Temporal gait parameters were measured and compared according to the height of shoe lifts in the affected and unaffected limbs.
The stride time of both limbs and step time of the affected limb were decreased, and stride length of both limbs and step length of unaffected limb were increasedafter shoe lift apply (p<0.05). Thus walking velocity and cadence were increased. In gait cycle, there was decreased double limb support phase of affected limb (p<0.05). These improvement of gait patterns of hemiplegics was maximum after shoe lift of 10 mm height.
Weight bearing with shoe lift may contribute to improved postural control and gait performance in hemiplegics. Furthermore, the study about long-term effects of shoe lifts to the unaffected limb may be necessary. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2005; 29: 501-506)
Key Words: Hemiplegic gait, Shoe lift, Gait analysis


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