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Enhancing Walking in People With Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: a Pilot Study

2014-10-07 17:53:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The research proposed here will determine the effect of a novel treadmill gait training strategy using a robotic gait trainer (the Lokomat) on functional ambulation in people with SCI. The effect of the new therapy will be evaluated by analyzing changes in functional ambulation and gait patterns during walking.

Description

Community-dwelling individuals with motor-incomplete spinal cord injury will be recruited. In total, 20 participants will be recruited and randomly assigned to one of 2 types of body-weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT) with the Lokomat, which differ only in the level of assistance that the Lokomat provides to the leg movements while walking. Therapy for both groups will take place 3 times/week for 12 weeks. During each session, participants will first complete a 10-minute warm-up period followed by 45 minutes of the assigned therapy. Rest breaks will be provided as needed, but participants should complete 45 minutes of walking per session.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Motor-incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Intervention

Body-weight supported treadmill training, Body-weight supported treadmill training

Location

Human Locomotion Lab, University of British Columbia
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada
V6T 1Z3

Status

Completed

Source

University of British Columbia

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-10-07T17:53:23-0400

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