Feedback to patients as to how they perform motor tasks during gait rehabilitation has been shown to improve performance and learning. All types of sensory feedback can be associated to significant short and long-term positive outcomes .
Symmetric movements of the paretic and nonparetic limb related to bilateral training reduce the disinhibition of the corticomotor networks and improve motor control .
People who receive electromechanical-assisted gait training in combination with physiotherapy after having suffered a stroke are more likely to achieve independent walking than people who receive gait training without these devices .
There are significantly higher rates of attaining independent walking in end-effector training sessions as compared to exoskeleton-based training .
Post-stroke rehabilitation increases motor brain reorganization, while lack of rehabilitation reduces reorganization. Functional reorganization of the cortex is more effective for tasks that are meaningful; repetitive activity is not enough . More intensive motor training increases brain reorganization. The greater the intensity of the therapies, the better the outcomes .
As with all aspects of stroke rehabilitation, the training regimen should emphasize repetition, gradually progressive task difficulty, adaptive training and functional practice ,. Patients should engage in training that is meaningful, engaging, progressively adaptive, intensive, task-specific and goal-oriented in an effort to improve transfer skills and mobility. Patients should receive rehabilitation therapies of appropriate intensity and duration, individually designed to meet their needs for optimal recovery and tolerance levels . Interventions involving repetitive practice improve strength after stroke and are accompanied by improvements in activity .
Solutions which allow efficient use of the physical therapist’s time are highly sought after. Therapies that allow patients to exercise for longer time periods within the same available time slot are more and more in demand  and furthermore save costs. There is a direct relationship between the effectiveness of the therapy and additional treatment time .
Periodic assessments with the same standardized tools to document progress in rehabilitation are needed .
When spasticity occurs, the cost of care is 4 times higher than when spasticity is absent. The prevalence of post stroke spasticity in any limb ranges from 25% to 43% in the first year after a stroke .