Amplify Gait to Improve Locomotor Engagement in Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 5 November 2021, updated 685 days ago

About this trial

This is a trial involving individuals with chronic incomplete spinal cord injuries to test the effect of training with a device that applies small forces to the pelvis to increase the difficulty of forward walking (movement amplification with an Agility Trainer). The goal is to improve balance and walking function. If included, participants will undergo 20 gait training sessions with either 1) the movement amplification protocol; or 2) high intensity gait training on a treadmill. Final walking and balance assessments will be performed 3 months after the training sessions.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 75 years
Injury level
C1 - T10
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-T10
    Additionally, participants must
    be able to ambulate 10 meters without any physical assistance (single cane, braces below the knee are permitted)
    be able to tolerate standing for 30 minutes.
    NOT use braces/orthotics crossing the knee joint

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    The participant will undergo 20 gait training sessions in either 1) the movement amplification environment or 2) the traditional treadmill environment. Final walking and balance assessments will be performed 3 months after the training sessions.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    Bladder health

    General health

    Mental 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
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 15 Oct 2020
    • Organisation
    • VA Office of Research and Development
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 15 Oct 2020
    • Organisation
    • VA Office of Research and Development

    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