A Study of Overhead Body Weight Supported Walk Training in Stroke Patients


About this study

The purpose of this study is to find out what kinds of therapy equipment are most effective in improving walking and balance after a stroke.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • adult 18 yrs. and above
  • subjects with lateropulsion after first stroke (ischemic or hemorrhagic)
  • undergoing comprehensive rehabilitation in an inpatient rehabilitation unit


Exclusion Criteria

  • Serious or unstable medical conditions
  • history of other neurologic disorders (Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, etc.)
  • fixed contractures or deformities
  • hypotension
  • unstable fractures
  • pregnancy
  • limited lower extremity weight bearing status
  • body weight over 300 pounds(136kg)
  • inability to walk 150ft prior to stroke. 

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Debra Ness, P.T., D.Sc., NCS

Closed for enrollment

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