Neuromodulation of Ankle Muscles in Persons With SCI

Technology
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 4 November 2021, updated 844 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuries to test the effect of mechanical vibration on ankle control and ankle spasticity. Participants will undergo 8 sessions with 45 seconds of whole body vibration along with non-invasive electrical stimulation on the surface of the leg during the vibration. Whole body vibration may increase voluntary muscle control and decrease uncontrollable muscle movement. Additionally, a non-invasive magnetic field over the skull surface will be applied to examine contractions of leg and ankle muscles.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 85 years
Injury level
C1 - T11
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    6 months - 85 years
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-T11
    Additionally, participants must
    be able to voluntary move at least one ankle.
    be able to stand and take at least 4 steps with or without assistive devices.
    have moderate spasticity on at lease one ankle

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    The participant will undergo 8 times 45 seconds of vibration and electrical stimulation of nerves in the leg during the vibration. Additionally, another non-invasive device which uses a magnetic field to stimulate the brain (via the skull surface) to examine the function of leg muscles.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    General 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
    • 6 Jul 2021
    • Organisation
    • Shepherd Center, Atlanta GA
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 6 Jul 2021
    • 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