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Locomotor Training: Principles and Practice

Susan Harkema, PhD, Andrea Behrman, PhD, PT, and Hugues Barbeau, PhD


Locomotor training is an emerging rehabilitation intervention for recovery of function after neurologic injury or disease and the physiological basis and scientific evidence supporting its use is discussed in this book. The book also reviews physical rehabilitation for posture, standing, and walking from a historical perspective that provides a context for the emergence of locomotor training as an activity-based therapy after spinal cord injury (SCI) and stroke by implementing evidence-based practice providing new strategies to augment already successful therapeutic approaches. As an activity- ... More

Keywords: locomotor training, rehabilitation intervention, recovery, neurologic injury, neurologic disease, posture, standing, walking, activity-based therapy, spinal chord injury

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195342086
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342086.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Harkema, PhD, author
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.

Andrea Behrman, PhD, PT, author
Department of Physical Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Hugues Barbeau, PhD, author
School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.