Deficit-specific Training in Spinal Disorders

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 5 November 2021, updated 886 days ago

About this trial

This is a trial enrolling individuals with incomplete spinal cord injuries to evaluate a patient-specific rehabilitation technique. Motor and sensory impairments due to SCI vary widely between individuals. Therefore, an optimal rehabilitation program should be tailored to the individual’s specific profile. This study uses a gait (walking) training approach based on unique, objective gait profiles for each participant, gathered from 3D gait analysis. If selected for the trial, participants will be randomly assigned to one of two study groups: 1) 6 weeks of standardized walking training (control group); or 2) 6 weeks of more specific “deficit-oriented” walking training based on each participant’s injury profile and individual deficits. The research team wants to see if individually adapted, deficit-oriented training is superior in improving walking function than the usual task-related training.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 80 years
Injury level
C1 - T12
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-T12
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have history of cardiac or pulmonary condition
    be able to walk without assistance on treadmill and 10m over ground

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    6 weeks of walking training (total of 18 sessions of 1 hour each) conducted and supervised by an experienced physical therapist 3-dimensional movement analysis

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    General health

    Sensory function

    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
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jan 2021
    • Organisation
    • University of Zurich
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Jan 2021
    • Organisation
    • University of Zurich

    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