Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training as Physical Therapy Treatment to Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 1 November 2021, updated 841 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuries to measure the effects of body weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT) on walking rehabilitation. BSWTT (assisted stepping on a treadmill supported by a harness) will be tailored to each participant according to capability and comfort. The impact of BSWTT on activities of daily living and on body functions will be measured in the beginning and after the completion of the training phase. Participants will receive three sessions of 20 minutes each week for 6 weeks. Walking independence will be measured, along with a variety of body functions (e.g. spasticity, quality of life, bone density, etc.).

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
8 - 88 years
Injury level
C5 - T12
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≤ 88 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C5-T12

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    3 days/week with a maximum of 20 minutes per session. The final visit will be after 6 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    Bone health

    General health

    Mental health

    Spasticity

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Mar 2012
    • Organisation
    • University of Ioannina
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Mar 2012
    • Organisation
    • University of Ioannina

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more