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How to improve walking, balance and social participation following stroke: a comparison of the long term effects of two walking aids--canes and an orthosis TheraTogs--on the recovery of gait following acute stroke. A study protocol for a multi-centre, single blind, randomised control trial

Clare Maguire12*, Judith M Sieben3, Florian Erzer4, Beat Goepfert5, Matthias Frank6, Georg Ferber7, Melissa Jehn8, Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss8 and Robert A de Bie9

Author Affiliations

1 Bildungszentrum Gesundheit Basel-Stadt & Bern University of Applied Science, Binningerstrasse 2, 4142, Muenchenstein Basel, Switzerland

2 Caphri research school, Maastricht, the Netherlands

3 Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Caphri research school, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, the Netherlands

4 Rehab Basel, Im Burgfelderhof 40, 4012 Basel, Switzerland

5 Laboratory Of Biomechanics & Biocalorimetry, Biozentrum/Pharmazentrum, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50-70, 4056 Basel, Switzerland

6 Geriatric Competence Centre, Felix Platter Spital, Burgfelderstrasse 101, 4055 Basel, Switzerland

7 Statistik Georg Ferber GmbH, Cagliostrostrasse 14, 4125 Riehen, Switzerland

8 Department of Sports Medicine, Institute of Exercise and Health Science, University of Basel, Birsstrasse 320 B, 4052 Basel, Switzerland

9 Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, the Netherlands

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BMC Neurology 2012, 12:18  doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-18

Published: 30 March 2012

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