According to the WHO, each year nearly 15 million people are having a stroke. A common consequence is an impaired gait.
The N.A.P.® Gait Classification divides stroke patients into four basic gait types. The medical patient history for patients with stroke is aimed at this classification.
The "Concept for the Orthotic Treatment of Gait Problems after a Stroke" was written in close cooperation with the physiotherapist Renata Horst. You will find detailed information about this concept in our Stroke Guide.
N.A.P.® is a registered trademark of Renata Horst.
- 1 – Body Weight and Height
Determine the patient's body weight. Take foreseeable changings into consideration (e.g. weight gain by growth).
Determine the patient's body height. Take foreseeable changings into consideration (growth).
- 2 – Activity Level
Evaluate the activity level together with your patient while already taking into consideration foreseeable changings: 1. Indoor walker 2. Restricted outdoor walker 3. Unrestricted outdoor walker 4. Unrestricted outdoor walker with high demands.
- 3 – NAP Gait Classification
Determine the patient's gait type according to the N.A.P.® Gait Classification.