Table 2 : Change of gait parameters and range of joints after PT intervention.


  PT Group Control

Parameters Before After Before After

Walking speed (m/s) 0.88±0.30 0.94±0.28 0.82±0.31 0.82±0.33
Step length (m) 0.45±0.14 0.47±0.13 0.44±0.14 0.43±0.15
Cadence (step/min) 114.1±12.8 116.6±10.2 111.4±8.9 112.7±11.3
Double support duration (%) 25.1±5.4 24.2±5.6 28.2±8.6 26.8±8.3
Single support duration (%) 37.4±3.0 37.6±3.5 36.6±5.2 36.3±4.8
Trunk forward inclination (degrees) 13.4±9.9 12.2±11.2 13.0±9.5 13.4±9.6
Shoulder Flx/Ext range (degrees) 23.3±13.9 27.3±13.2 18.4±16.1 19.3±17.4
Elbow Flx/Ext range (degrees) 15.6±10.4 19.6±11.0 11.9±8.5 11.0±8.0
Hip Flx/Ext range (degrees)     28.1±7.8 29.2±7.7 28.7±8.6 28.6±8.8
Knee Flx/Ext range (degrees) 51.2±9.3 53.9±8.3 50.2±12.8 49.9±12.6
Ankle Dor/Pln range (degrees) 28.0±7.7 29.5±8.3 29.4±10.7 29.2±9.9

Flx: flexion; Ext: extension; Dor: dorsal fexion; Pln: plantar flexion

Wada et al.Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation  2014 1:5DOI : 10.7243/2055-2386-1-5