The Impact of Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation (TSCS) and Gait Training on Walking Function in Patients With Spinal Cord Injury

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 14 March 2024, updated 25 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling 11 individuals with chronic spinal cord injury above T10 to test the effect of Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation (TSCS) on walking function. TSCS is a technique for stimulating the spinal cord via surface stimulation to modify spinal cord function. If included, participants will undergo 24, two-hour sessions of physical therapy over 8 weeks. In each session, TSCS will be applied for 30 minutes. Final testing of walking function will be performed after 8 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 65 years
Injury level
C1 - T9
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    ≥ 1 year
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-T9
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have a cardiac pacemaker/defibrillator

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    - Participants will undergo 24, two-hour sessions of physical therapy over 8 weeks. - In each session, TSCS will be applied for 30 minutes. - Final testing of walking function will be performed after 8 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    General health

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

    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.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 5 Jan 2017
    • Organisation
    • Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger, Inc.
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 5 Jan 2017
    • Organisation
    • Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger, Inc.

    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