I was walking behind someone in a coffee shop today who displayed a telltale sign that he had either a stroke or another neurological injury affecting the legs. Or just one leg. What I saw was that when this guy… Read More ›

Tibialis Anterior (shin muscle)

I did a post about foot drop.  The reason this happens is because your tibialis anterior muscle weakens and your calf muscles get spastic and shorten.  So, therapists will often put you in an AFO(ankle foot orthotic).  The tibialis anterior is the… Read More ›

Foot Drop

Foot drop is a very common condition caused by stroke.  I don’t have it, somehow I lucked out and don’t have any strength issues, just severe lack of coordination.  You may have heard foot drop or drop foot or foot… Read More ›

My Gait

Gait just means the way you walk.  In PT school, we were taught to look for certain things when evaluating someone’s gait.  Well, after the stroke I was lucky to stand up.  My gait – terrible to say the least. … Read More ›