Orthostatic, Respiratory, Balance-Intervention

General health
Online since 4 November 2021, updated 887 days ago

About this trial

This is a trial to test the effects of a technique called Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) on individuals with chronic spinal cord injury. IMT involves exercises that train the breathing muscles by adjusting the effort needed to breath in. All participants will receive IMT, which requires 30 minutes of breathing exercises for 28 consecutive days. Participants will be tested four times: before starting the trial, after a 1-month control period, after IMT training, and 1 month after completing the IMT training. Assessment measures include lung function, balance, blood pressure, quality of life, and functional independence.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    Time since injury
    ≥ 1 year
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    have weakness or paralysis of the upper, lower, or both extremities requiring use of a wheelchair as a primary means of mobility
    NOT rely on ventilator
    NOT be able to stnad independently or with a walker

    What’s involved

    Type

    Observational

    Details

    The participant will complete 30 minutes of IMT training (breathing exercises) every day for 28 consecutive days.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Mental health

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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
    • 13 Dec 2019
    • Organisation
    • University of Miami
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 13 Dec 2019
    • Organisation
    • University of Miami

    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