Gait adaptability training in hereditary spastic paraplegia – a useful tool?

  • A randomized clinical trial of people with hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP, n=36) assessed the efficacy of 5-weeks of gait adaptability training with augmented reality or a waiting list control period followed by 5-weeks of gait adaptability training.
  • 5-weeks of gait adaptability training did not significantly improve gait adaptability, measured via an obstacle task (P=0.6).
  • The authors concluded that there was insufficient evidence to support the use of 5-weeks of gait-adaptability training for gait improvement in HSP.