Dose-Response Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Spasticity and Walking in SCI

Technology
Spasticity
Online since 2 November 2021, updated 962 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with spinal cord injuries to test the impact of whole body vibration (WBV) on spasticity and walking function. Improvements in spasticity after a single 6 minute session of WBV have been demonstrated in a recent study. This trial will compare that “short duration” WBV dose to a “long duration” (12 minutes) WBV dose to determine if the longer duration further reduces spasticity and/or improves walking. If selected, participants will stand on a WBV platform for 6- or 12-minutes per session, 5 days/week for 4 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
16 - 72 years
Injury level
C1 - T12
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-T12
    Additionally, participants must
    be able to tolerate standing.
    have some spasticity in the leg muscles.
    be able to sit at the edge of a mat for 1 minute without assistance.

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Individual sessions of 6- or 12-minutes of WBV, 5 days/week, for 4 weeks. Evaluations will be completed for up to an hour after each session.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Spasticity

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    General health

    Pain

    Standing/walking/mobility

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

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    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.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 2 Feb 2015
    • Organisation
    • Shepherd Center, Atlanta GA
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 2 Feb 2015
    • Organisation
    • Shepherd Center, Atlanta GA

    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