Departments Letter to the Editor| Volume 100, ISSUE 10, P1992, October 2019

Muscle Weakness and Gait Outcomes: Little Has Changed in 25 Years

  • Gavin Williams
    Corresponding author Gavin Williams, PhD, Physical Therapy Department, Epworth Hospital, 89 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria 3121 Australia.
    Physical Therapy Department, Epworth Hospital, Victoria, Australia
    Physiotherapy Department, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • Genevieve Hendrey
    Acquired Brain Injury Unit Caulfield Hospital, Department of Physiotherapy, Alfred Health, Discipline of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
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      We read with interest the recent article titled “Gait Impairments in Patients Without Lower Limb Hypertonia Early Poststroke Are Related to Weakness of Paretic Knee Flexors.” It focuses on a key aspect of stroke rehabilitation, that is, the effect of lower limb paresis on walking outcomes.
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