Control of the stand to sit movement in acute stroke survivors

A. Kerr*, P. Rowe, V. Pomeroy

*Corresponding author for this work

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Sitting down from standing is an everyday task with an inherent risk of falling and fundamentally different from the widely researched sit-to-stand movement [1]. Research points to poor control during this movement in stroke populations, with higher peak downward accelerations and longer overall movement durations, compared with controls [2,3]. Controlling the body's downward momentum requires muscle activity to match external gravitational moments. Understanding this in an acute stroke population and how it impacts on movement control could inform rehabilitation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S24-S25
Number of pages2
JournalGait and Posture
Issue numberSupplement 1
Early online date17 Sept 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Sept 2022
EventEuropean Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children Annual Meeting 2022 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 19 Sept 202221 Sept 2022


  • stand to sit movement
  • stroke survivors


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