To attain high levels of mobility, people with lower limb amputation must build both the skill and the confidence to rely on their prosthesis in the environments that they will encounter in daily life. The purpose of this research is to determine whether practicing walking on an uneven terrain surface, specifically designed to present a modest, manageable disturbance to walking, can improve balance, locomotor flexibility (i.e. the ability to adapt walking to different walking contexts) and balance confidence, to a greater extent than walking on level ground alone. This preliminary study aims to determine whether uneven terrain walking is feasible and acceptable in the target population, and also to establish preliminary efficacy.
2 Primary · 6 Secondary · Reporting Duration: During training session on days 1 and 2 (each up to 45 minutes)
10 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups
Primary Treatment: Uneven terrain walking training · No Placebo Group · N/A
Age 18+ · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion CriteriaMark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you: