People with stroke often have an uneven walking pattern, called “temporal gait asymmetry”. This can cause long-term problems such as poor balance, pain in the stronger leg, and bone loss in the weaker leg. Some research suggests that areas in the brain may be related to both movement and our ability to recognize and produce a rhythm (e.g. finding and tapping to the beat in a song). We think that some people who have suffered a stroke may have lost the ability to recognize a regular beat, which prevents them from walking in a regular, rhythmical way. The main purpose of this study is to describe the relationship between rhythm abilities and the ability to walk with a regular pattern, and also to self-evaluate the walking pattern.
Your participation in this study will help to investigate the relationship between rhythm abilities and an even, regular walking pattern.
Individuals with a first occurence of a stroke
Individuals with a stroke and normal or minor hearing loss
Individuals with a stroke and the ability to walk 10m without physical assistance but with a gait aid if needed
Individuals without a stroke and normal or minor hearing loss
Individuals without a stroke and the ability to walk 10m without physical assistance but with a gait aid if needed
This study has been approved by.....
Health and Wellness
1.5 hour(s) - 2 hour(s) per session
The 3rd visit is optional and may be indicated for participants who meet the inclusion criteria for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
$10 gift card for each visit ($20 for both visits). Participants who complete the MRI visit, will receive an additional $20 gift card.
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