Cheryl Metcalf
Co-Contraction in Hemiplegic Gait
Principal Investigators: Marlene Rosa, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Project Team: Dr Alda Marques (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Dr Sara Demain & Dr Cheryl Metcalf
Date: 2011 - present
Measuring Co-Contraction using sEMG
Collaborating with the University of Aveiro, Portugal, PhD student Marlene Rosa is using sEMG to measure co-contraction in hemiplegic gait following stroke. This work is defining key factors that contribute to co-contraction. The team have adapted laboratory-based data collection methods to a clinical environment.
Publications
Rosa, M.C., Marques, A., Demain, S.H. & Metcalf, C.D. Fast gait speed and self-perceived balance as valid predictors and discriminators of independent community walking at 6 months post-stroke a preliminary study. Disability & Rehabilitation.

Rosa, M. C. N. Marques, A. S. Metcalf, C. D. Demain, S. Relationship between the time spent in double support phase of gait and the knee strength in subjects with stroke. European Stroke Conference in LONDON, UK 28 - 31 May 2013.

Rosa, M. C. N. Marques, A. S. Metcalf, C. D. Demain, S. Is the symmetry of double support phase a good predictor of gait speed recovery in subjects with stroke? European Stroke Conference in LONDON, UK 28 - 31 May 2013.

Rosa, M., Marques, A., Demain, S. and Metcalf, C.D., 2012. Activation pattern of rectus femoris during gait in subjects with stroke - an exploratory study of the loading phase. European Stroke Conference. Lisbon: Portugal. 22 - 25 May. p866.

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