Progressive Resistance Training in Acute Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation
Arm/hand function
Online since 4 November 2021, updated 887 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting individuals with recent cervical (neck area) spinal cord injuries to test the effect of upper limb strength training on muscle function. If included, participants will undergo either 8 weeks of Progressive Resistance Training (PRT) twice a week with weights or resistance bands (i.e., 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions per muscle group), or standard physical therapy care for 90 minutes up to 2 times per day, 4-5 times per week. Measurements of muscle strength and function will be assessed before and after the study.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 2 weeks
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    have partial or complete paralysis of at least two muscle groups in at least one upper limb
    be able to tolerate sitting upright in a wheelchair for at least 2 hours
    NOT be dependent on ventilator

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    The participant will undergo either 1) 8 weeks of PRT twice a week with weights or resistance bands (i.e., 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions per muscle group) in addition to usual physiotherapy care or 2) usual physiotherapy care for 90 minutes up to 2 times per day, 4-5 times per week.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    General health

    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 Nov 2019
    • Organisation
    • Glasgow Caledonian University
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Ended
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Nov 2019
    • Organisation
    • Glasgow Caledonian University

    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