Development of a Foot-Ankle Prosthesis to Improve Physical Therapy Outcomes
Sara R Koehler-McNicholas
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December 2017 -
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Reduced balance and balance confidence are common impairments among individuals with lower-limb amputations. It is therefore important to develop and evaluate therapeutic interventions designed to improve balance and balance confidence in this population. Conventional approaches to balance training currently involve weight-shifting and stepping exercises that challenge single-limb stance and balance recovery. During this time, new prosthesis users typically wear a flexible prosthetic foot-ankle...