Phys Ther. 104, 3168–3179. 42, 1282–1287. (2009). Modular control of human walking: adaptations to altered mechanical demands. Most stroke individuals need rehabilitation, whose main goal is the movement recovery to allow them to carry out daily tasks independently (Dohring and Daly, 2008; Roger et al., 2011). Three-dimensional modular control of human walking. Phys. device advances w/ the weak LE. VM and BF muscles presented longer activation period. Curr. (2010). Mov. Due to lesions of corticobulbar pathways accompanied with lesion of motor cortices and/or descending CST, bulbospinal hyperexcitability develops due to loss of supraspinal inhibition. PMid:18586610. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNSRE.2008.920081. 3. Prepare pt & explain steps 5. Biosyst. Neurosci. Using Your Hemi Walker. Determine appropriate equipment & pattern 4. Contribution of the six major gait determinants on the vertical center of mass trajectory and the vertical ground reaction force. Module 1 includes gluteus medius, vasti, and rectus femoris muscles, primarily contributing to body support in early stance. Adaptation of a smart walker for stroke individuals: a study on sEMG and accelerometer signals. 2014; 24(1):172-7. On the other hand, neuroplasticity occurs after stroke as well. 2016; 16(7):1116. Pt. (2009), in which the gait cycle begins with the heel strike and ends in the next heel strike of the same foot, corresponding to 100% of the gait cycle. As outlined above and in Figure 1, gait abnormality is a mechanical consequence of altered neural control after stroke. PMid:19693612. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11517-009-0521-5. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. Given the role of brainstem descending pathways in body support and locomotion and post-stroke spasticity, a new perspective of understanding post-stroke hemiplegic gait is proposed. The key is to identify deficits that contribute to abnormal gait patterns and buildeach system appropriately. 102, 2026–2038. In the opposite case, i.e., if the user is closer than the set-point, the walker moves away to make him/her catch the set-point. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons; 2008. Three common patterns are: 1. Parents often ask whether or not their child is walking “normally.” That analysis depends on the child’s age, medical history, and family history. (2009). doi: 10.1002/mus.20285, Hayot, C., Sakka, S., and Lacouture, P. (2013). During the free gait, the volunteers were instructed to walk at a comfortable speed. [ Links ], Tyson SF, Rogerson L. Assistive walking devices in nonambulant patients undergoing rehabilitation after stroke: the effects on functional mobility, walking impairments, and patients’ opinion. Toxicon 107, 109–113. The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. Overall, there is general agreement between Saunders et al. Gait refers to the controlled manner of walking or moving on foot. Following, the volunteer performed the same path three times, but now with the assistance of the smart walker. A lesion that occurs in the anterior cerebral artery, for example, may cause motor injuries predominantly in the lower extremity of the contralateral side, which interfere in the gait and body balance (Pare and Kahn, 2012). 2009; 39(12):1083-8. Some fold. The automatic process includes the brainstem descending pathways (RST and VST) and the intraspinal locomotor network. Use your hemi walker the way you would a cane, ... that someone is present to provide support assistance until you have practiced and become proficient at using your hemi walker. In studies of Lamontagne et al. [ Links ], Tan R, Wang S, Jiang Y, Ishida K, Fujie MG. An antalgic gait is a gait that develops as a way to avoid pain while walking (antalgic = anti- + alge, "against pain"). doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000485. (2016) analyzed the immediate effect using a rollator, although for healthy subjects (19 subjects; 22 to 70 years), identifying a reduced muscle activity of the lower limbs (gluteus medius and maximus, rectus femoris, semitendinosus, tibialis anterior and gastrocnemius) caused by the weight bearing imposed on the walker. Gait Posture. Due to safety concerns, the smart walker maximum speed was limited at 0.50 m/s. (2017). Muscle weakness is primarily a result of damage to motor cortices and their descending CST after stroke. Emerg Med Clin North Am. Abnormal joint posture during the stance phase represents the net result of interactions between ground reaction force and activation of spastic paretic muscles. Allows for maximal stability for ambulation/gait training; Potential to increase mobility in community . Arq Neuropsiquiatr. Comprises: two mini tags intended to be attached to anything the user does not want to lose, and one hand control; when the user is attempting to find a lost tagged item the hand control has a set of light which indicate the distance to the item's location and the tag flashes and beeps to provide further guidance. 2015; 26(4):611-23. -lines and tubes. Aside from the stroke type, the location and extension of the brain lesions may lead to different sequels (Deb et al., 2010) and, due to this reason there is a high heterogeneity among stroke sequels (Belda-Lois et al., 2011), varying according to the brain lesion location and extension. The first one is the most common and is responsible for 85-90% of cases, while the second type occurs in a smaller number (10-15%). J. Med. [ Links ], Beaman CB, Peterson CL, Neptune RR, Kautz SA. 9:192. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00192, Lin, Y. C., Gfoehler, M., and Pandy, M. G. (2014). Trexo's adjustability makes it a versatile tool to help most children with a disability experience independent walking. In the experiments carried out with the smart walker the speed limit was of 0.5m/s (limited by the walker). Patient presentations, gait analysis, gait training exercises and rehab techniques are filmed with studio-quality, multi-camera angles. Many patients have suffered from a stroke. gait analysis evaluation of the manner or style of walking, usually done by observing the individual walking naturally in a straight line. [ Links ], Suica Z, Romkes J, Tal A, Maguire C. Walking with a four wheeled walker (rollator) significantly reduces EMG lower-limb muscle activity in healthy subjects. See text for details. Richards, C. L., and Olney, S. J. In addition, they also mediate spasticity and spastic synergistic patterns. As a result, excessive knee flexion and hip flexion occur at the mid stance phase. The VM/BF muscle offset and TA onset (only assisted gait) values presented medium dispersion (15-30%), while the TA offset showed high dispersion (> 30%). Consequently, gait impairments cause difficulties in performing activities of daily living and mobility. 52, 560–574. indications: pain, muscle weakness, decreased balance sequence: bad leg/cane Therefore, the Wilcoxon signed-rank test was applied to compare the free and walker-assisted gaits and to verify if there was a significant difference between them. 2Postgraduate Program in Electrical Engineer, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Vitória, ES, Brazil. Walker Three-Point Gait Pattern. Clin. The average speed reached by the patients during the walker-assisted gait was 0.30 ± 0.07 m/s, which represents a reduction of 33.3% compared with the free gait. However, the survivor is still able to achieve a neutral foot position for clearance in the mid swing phase. Each step = one point. Quadriceps strength and support determines walking independence (Akazawa et al., 2017). doi: 10.1002/mus.23699, Clark, D. J., Ting, L. H., Zajac, F. E., Neptune, R. R., and Kautz, S. A. (2010). Interaction between central programs and afferent input in the control of posture and locomotion. PMid:16750632. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2006.04.007. (2002). Patients of this type generally have one strong side of their body and one relatively weak side. This concept of major determinants was originally proposed to understand and manage pathological gait after orthopedic disorders, such as a fused hip joint (Saunders et al., 1953). View all Sci. A refined view of the determinants of gait. Merging of healthy motor modules predicts reduced locomotor performance and muscle coordination complexity post-stroke. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-1716.2006.01652.x, Olney, S. J., and Richards, C. (1996). Lateral trunk flexion to the left side and her left hip hiking were prominent and constant during walking. From a historical perspective, major determinants of human gait are the fundamental concepts in understanding control of human gait and providing a foundation for clinical application of gait analysis. Arch. This pattern is used when the patient can bear full weight with one lower extremity but is only allowed to touch the involved lower extremity to the floor. Hemi-parkinsonian gait. [ Links ], Verma R, Arya KN, Sharma P, Garg RK. In this article, major kinematic determinants and neural control of normal human gait are briefly reviewed from a historical perspective. Stroke subject using the walker (right) in an experiment. 2012; 30(3):601-15. Major kinematic determinants were originally proposed to explain contributions of individual joints (pelvic movement, hip, knee, and ankle joints) to minimize the COG displacement. doi: 10.1053/apmr.2002.35473, Hsu, C. J., Kim, J., Roth, E. J., Rymer, W. Z., and Wu, M. (2017). Module 2 (soleus and gastrocnemius) is activated during both body support and propulsion in late stance. Due to weakness in BF, there is lower propulsion performed by the paretic limb (Routson et al., 2013). April 13, 2017; Accepted: The normal pattern of walking with a standard walker can be broken down into simple steps. Align the middle of your feet with the back legs of the walker. Understanding gait control in post-stroke: implications for management. Baker, R., Esquenazi, A., Benedetti, M. G., and Desloovere, K. (2016). Start studying Assistive Devices & Gait Patterns. Even though three out of six kinematic determinants involve pelvic movement, EMG studies are almost limited to leg muscles. 2. 72, 45–56. They are: Fast walker, Moderate walker, Slow-Extended walker (circumductory gait), and Slow-Flexed walker. Gait in the Child with Hemiplegia doi: 10.1161/01.STR.0000180861.54180.FF, Esquenazi, A., Moon, D., Wikoff, A., and Sale, P. (2015). DOI: 10.1590/2446-4740.01717, Allen JL, Kautz SA, Neptune RR. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2014; 37(1):22-8. There was statistically significant difference between these gaits (p = 0.021), which means there was a decrease in the speed when the patients used the walker as assistance for walking. 2005; 22(1):51-6. Arch. Upper extremity motor impairments and microstructural changes in bulbospinal pathways in chronic hemiparetic stroke. a clinical practice guideline. Rehabil. Peripheral mecahnisms contributing to spasticity and implications for treatment. Akazawa, N., Okawa, N., Tamura, K., and Moriyama, H. (2017). Furthermore, real-time sensory feedback via visual signals, vestibular, and proprioceptive signals is crucial for locomotor adaptation. AD and 1 weight bearing extremity remain in contact with the floor 2 Ads are advanced followed by one LE often used when 1 LE has restricted WB precaution doi: 10.1126/science.1127236, Kline, T. L., Schmit, B. D., and Kamper, D. G. (2007). 2010; 17(3):197-218. (2017). Walking speed is slower. [ Links ], Chen G, Patten C, Kothari DH, Zajac FE. J. Biomech. Using this fundamental approach, the muscle activities are not controlled individually. Loading and knee flexion after stroke: Less does not equal more. Spasticity and muscle weakness (i.e., spastic paresis) are the primary motor impairments and impose significant challenges for patient care. J. Stroke 7, 482–490. Foot drop. J. Neurophysiol. doi: 10.3109/03093646.2010.485597, Owen, M., Ingo, C., and Dewald, J. P. A. (2014). Average muscle pattern (EMG signals) for each individual during free (continuous pink curve) and walker-assisted gait (dotted blue curve). Even with a slower speed, during the assisted gait, the toe-off phase was 60.34% ± 8.10 of the gait cycle, which represents a significant increase (p = 0.008). The neural control mechanisms (brainstem-spinal network) involve trunk muscles and other pelvic movement related muscles as well. [ Links ], Dragin A, Konstantinović L, Veg A, Schwirtlich L. Gait training of poststroke patients assisted by the Walkaround (body postural support). Rehabil. Use of cluster analysis for gait pattern classification of patients in the early and late recovery phases following stroke. [ Links ], Den Otter AR, Geurts ACH, Mulder T, Duysens J. Abnormalities in the temporal patterning of lower extremity muscle activity in hemiparetic gait. Asymmetries in vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in chronic stroke survivors with spastic hypertonia: evidence for a vestibulospinal role. 2006; 20(2):297-305. Ther. The forces required for maintaining joint position at each joint are reduced, and body support and joint stability are improved. [ Links ], Valadão C, Caldeira E, Bastos-Filho TF, Frizera-Neto A, Carelli R. A New Controller for a Smart Walker Based on Human-Robot Formation. Thus, improving walking safety and speed is the major goal for stroke survivors to prevent falls and to improve quality of life (Olney and Richards, 1996; Dobkin, 2005). According to walking speeds which correspond to muscle weakness, stroke survivors are classified into four groups with different features of gait impairments (Mulroy et al., 2003). A total of 150 units of onabotulinumtoxin A were injected into this muscle under ultrasound imaging guidance. All these features cause a reduction in the gait speed. A smart walker from UFES/Brazil (Valadão et al., 2016) (Figure 1) was used in the experiments, which was built from a conventional four-legged walker adapted to a robotic mobile platform. Reliability and meaningfulness. doi: 10.1152/jn.00151.2009, Mottram, C. J., Wallace, C. L., Chikando, C. N., and Rymer, W. Z. doi: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00175-1, Dobkin, B. H. (2005). doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2007.146605, Duncan, P. W., Zorowitz, R., Bates, B., Choi, J. Y., Glasberg, J. J., Graham, G. D., et al. PMid:16258668. Physiol., 02 August 2018 doi: 10.1016/j.neucli.2015.09.005, Brown, P. (1994). Strength limitation across hip, knee and ankle joints leaves stroke survivors with the boardline walking ability. 5. [ Links ], Roger VL, Go AS, Lloyd-Jones DM, Adams RJ, Berry JD, Brown TM, Carnethon MR, Dai S, de Simone G, Ford ES, Fox CS, Fullerton HJ, Gillespie C, Greenlund KJ, Hailpern SM, Heit JA, Ho PM, Howard VJ, Kissela BM, Kittner SJ, Lackland DT, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Makuc DM, Marcus GM, Marelli A, Matchar DB, McDermott MM, Meigs JB, Moy CS, Mozaffarian D, Mussolino ME, Nichol G, Paynter NP, Rosamond WD, Sorlie PD, Stafford RS, Turan TN, Turner MB, Wong ND, Wylie-Rosett J, Roger VL, Turner MB. J Neuroeng Rehabil. J Sports Sci Med. Rehabil. J. Neurol. For example, inadequate quadriceps support often results in a unique joint abnormality during the stance phase, i.e., greater knee flexion in the Moderate walker group. Therefore, a sound knowledge of the normal gait pattern and cadence is of utmost importance in evaluating and understanding the limitations of the patient with abnormal gait patterns and in prescribing the appropriate ambulatory assistive device. Spasticity is estimated to be present in about 20–40% of stroke survivors (Zorowitz et al., 2013). This adaptive change can account for most clinical findings on spasticity, for example, exaggerated stretch reflex, velocity-dependent resistance to stretch, muscle overactivity, or spontaneous firings of motor units. The mechanics of normal gait provide a template against which the mechanics of hemiplegic gait can be compared. The abnormal activation does not allow the hip and knee to flex for foot clearance. 2003; 84(9):1308-12. II: Emergence of muscle overactivity. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. 9:1021. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01021. Challenging to use with stairs . 2017; 33(4):pp-pp. Phys. Advance the hemi walker as you move forward with the impaired side. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. J. Bodyw. doi: 10.1007/s40141-014-0052-3, Tenniglo, M. J., Nederhand, M. J., Prinsen, E. C., Nene, A. V., Rietman, J. S., and Buurke, J. H. (2014). The inter-limb activation coupling between upper and lower extremities is also reported (Kline et al., 2007). Gait Posture 4, 136–148. The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare. Modular organization across changing task demands in healthy and poststroke gait. 45, 2157–2163. The present invention is a hemi-wheeled walker which is particularly useful with respect to hemiplegics. Gait cycle or walking cycle • A cycle of walking is the period from the heel-strike of one foot to the next heel-strike of the same foot • When a subject is walking on level ground, than the movements of the lower limbs may be divided into “swing” and “stance” … doi: 10.1152/jn.00825.2009, Croce, U. D., Riley, P. O., Lelas, J. L., and Kerrigan, D. C. (2001). [ Links ], World Health Organization – WHO. The stroke survivor is able to walk without any assistance. In the experiments, the walker slows down when the user is within a distance greater than the set-point, allowing the user to get closer to the walker. 35-A, 543–558. As a result of abnormal patterns of muscle activation, joint positions are altered at rest and joint movements are coupled during walking. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-72736-3_31, Jahn, R. (2006). Once collected to the computer, the signals were analyzed to identify the gait phases and muscle activity. (2005) indicated a coactivation between quadriceps and hamstrings muscle groups. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. Take a small step using your good leg. mentally & physically capable 9. Physiol. In other words, stroke survivors with fewer modules on the paretic limb walk more slowly and demonstrate more gait asymmetry (Routson et al., 2014). Firstly, the volunteer walked freely for 10 meters in a straight path on flat ground at a comfortable speed (chosen by the volunteer). The purpose was to understand human gait in general and to explain gait abnormality after orthopedic disorders in particular, such as hip joint fusion. 's classic article and this study with comprehensive quantitative kinematic data of individual joints. Another common observation is that stroke survivors have ankle plantarflexion and ankle inversion. A "normal" walking pattern is different for each person, depending on their specific needs. doi: 10.1007/s00221-008-1383-z. The wide range and hierarchy of post-stroke hemiplegic gait impairments is a reflection of mechanical consequences of muscle weakness, spasticity, abnormal synergistic activation and their interactions. The smart walker structure has forearm bars to provide weight support and comfort during its use, also allowing the user to guide it. An easy walking gait is normal and healthy, but injury, illness, or muscle weakness can cause pain or functional mobility loss that affects your gait. J. Biomech. Comput Biol Med. Spasticity, motor recovery, and neural plasticity after stroke. This rehabilitation depends on many factors: lesion severity, age, type of therapeutic intervention, and how complex the stroke was. Apply gait belt 8. There is a group of patients and even some normal subjects who are totally unable to walk on the force plates without severely distorting their gait pattern. J Med Syst. Gait abnormality is characterized by a pronounced clinical presentation of gait asymmetry, as compared to healthy people (Olney and Richards, 1996; Richards and Olney, 1996). A gait trainer walker can be configured as a posterior unit, an anterior unit or, as in models like the Wenzelite Trekkers, either/or. 32, 279–289. Falls after stroke. 34, 254–269. Determining the cut-off value for knee extensor strength for identifying independence in gait in chronic stroke survivors. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. Fall events among people with stroke living in the community: circumstances of falls and characteristics of fallers. Two cases are presented here to highlight the importance of spastic latissimus dorsi muscle and gluteus medius and tensor fasciae latae (TFL) muscles in post-stroke gait control. Keywords Stroke; sEMG; Smart walker; Gait; Accelerometer. The CV (coefficient variation) value indicates how diversified the sample is. 2007; 25(3):342-52. GF and PZ critically revised the manuscript and contributed substantially to the manuscript development. Structure changes in the walker: (a) Handlebar; (b) Forearm support; (c) Stabilizer bars; (d) Laser sensor; (e) Pioneer 3-DX robot; (f) Free wheels; (g) Fixed distance (70 cm) from the user to laser sensor. Grip the hemi walker with your hand – the one opposite the weak side. Med. Recent advances suggest that they mediate post-stroke spasticity and diffuse spastic synergistic activation. Front. Variations in muscle patterns were detected in vastus medialis and biceps femoris during the experiments, besides user speed reduction and longer stance phase when the walker-assisted gait is compared with the free gait. Oxford: T. Pergamon Press. [ Links ], Perry J, Burnfield JM. sequence for modified four point pattern. These recent advances in understanding the pathophysiology of spasticity and its relations to muscle weakness can help us better understand hemiplegic gait in stroke survivors. Consequently, adults with hemiparesis frequently require walking aids, such as a single-point cane, crutch, 4-point cane, hemi-walker or rollator. PMid:15996592. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2004.06.009. Sci. Med. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Altered neural control for post-stroke gait. Keywords: Biomechanics, Principal Component Analysis, Intervention effectiveness, Walker-assisted gait. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Adaptive windowing for gait phase discrimination in Parkinsonian gait using 3-axis acceleration signals. Approximately 80% of hemiparetic patients after stroke regain walking func-tion with decreased walking speed, asymmetrical gait pattern and increased risk of falls (2-4). Gait disorders in the elderly are common and in most cases cannot be treated medically or surgically. Module 3 (rectus femoris and tibialis anterior) acts to decelerate the leg in early and late swing, as well as to generate energy to the trunk throughout the swing phase. Gait Posture 4, 149–162. Eight volunteers that had suffered stroke participated of the experiments (with the height of the smart walker forearm support adjusted for each one) and their physical information is arranged on Table 2. Figure 1. Int J Rehabil Res. Differently, in our study, TA values (onset and offset) showed a high dispersion, mainly because of differences in the sample. |, Major Kinematic Determinants of Normal Human Gait, Altered Neural Control and Pathomechanics of Post-Stroke Hemiplegic Gait, Pathophysiology of Hemiparesis and Spasticity After Stroke, A New Perspective for Understanding Hemiplegic Gait, Implications for Management of Hemiplegic Gait, Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). New insights into the pathophysiology of post-stroke spasticity. PMid:22974640. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emc.2012.05.004. Furthermore, the authors reported that the number of simplified modules was correlated to preferred walking speed, speed modulation, step length asymmetry, and propulsive asymmetry. The engineering handbook of smart technology for aging, disability, and independence. Knee hyperextension in the stance phase is observed to compensate for lack of heel rise so that the body can roll forward onto the forefoot. 43, 412–419. In the context of spastic hemiparesis, muscles are weak and spastic and at different levels of impairments involving different regions of the upper limb, trunk and lower limb on one side. At least 20 cycles of each volunteer were acquired and the average onset and offset were found calculating the RMS (root mean square) of the signal, indicating the mean pattern for each muscle. It takes years and lots of practice for a mature walking pattern to develop in a child. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Structure changes in the walker: (a) Handlebar; (b) Forearm support; (c) Stabilizer bars; (d) Laser sensor; (e) Pioneer 3-DX robot; (f) Free wheels; (g) Fixed distance (70 cm) from the user to laser sensor. Foot sequence determines the way an individual uses assistive devices. Walking is a phenomenon that is taken for granted by healthy individuals but requires an extremely complex process of neuromusculoskeletal control. Table 1 summarises some of the kinematic deviations of the swing phase of gait commonly observed after hemiplegic stroke, and their most probable causes. PMid:16679506. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1545968306287171. There are several potential candidates, including reticulospinal (RST), vestibulospinal (VST), and rubrospinal projections (Miller et al., 2014; Li and Francisco, 2015; Owen et al., 2017). 5.Modified three-point gait pattern:-The modified three-point gait pattern requires two crutches or a walker. [ Links ], Received: doi: 10.1053/apmr.2002.28030, Jacinto, L. J., and Reis Silva, M. (2018). Consequently, adults with hemiparesis frequently require walking aids, such as a single­point cane, crutch, 4­point cane, hemi­walker or rollator. Ataxia is a neurological sign consisting of lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movements that can include gait abnormality, speech changes, and abnormalities in eye movements.Ataxia is a clinical manifestation indicating dysfunction of the parts of the nervous system that coordinate movement, such as the cerebellum.Ataxia can be limited to one side of the body, which is … Samples with CV values lower than 15% are considered to have low dispersion; from 15 to 30% moderate dispersion; and, higher than 30%, high dispersion. These muscles are coordinated and organized into functional groups. Gait is your manner, pattern, or style of walking. In this study, the speed was more homogeneous (0.45 ± 0.06 m/s), probably because the volunteers were in chronic phase (time after stroke > 6 months). In most situations, human walking at a comfortable speed on the level surface is primarily mediated by brainstem and spinal mechanisms (Dietz, 1996; Nielsen, 2003). Therefore, there was a statistically significant difference, and an increase in the stance phase using the smart walker could be observed. J. Biomech. This knee position places the ground reaction force further anterior to the ankle joint, posterior to the knee joint, and anterior to the hip joint. [ Links ], Lamontagne A, Richards CL, Malouin F. Coactivation during gait as an adaptive behavior after stroke. Heart disease and stroke statistics-2017 update: a report from the American Heart Association. J. Biomech. doi: 10.1016/0966-6362(96)01063-6, Owen, E. (2010). Neuroscience. Hum. These modules represent a general repertoire of motor actions that can be recruited in a variety of combinations and at different times for different locomotion and balance control needs, as well as for voluntary, rhythmic and reactive locomotor behaviors (McGowan et al., 2010; Allen and Neptune, 2012; Beyaert et al., 2015). 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