Effects of FES-Rowing in Neurological Disorders (FES-ROW)

Technology
General health
Online since 5 November 2021, updated 944 days ago

About this trial

This trial is recruiting people with chronic paraplegia to test the aerobic (physical conditioning) effect of training on a rowing machine in combination with non-invasive functional electrical stimulation (FES). Participants will undergo stationary rowing training with skin surface FES of the legs for 30 minutes, 3 times a week, for 3 months. Over the next 3 months, participants will undergo stationary rowing training with FES of both the arms and legs for 30 minutes 3 times a week. Final testing will measure the increase in aerobic conditioning. Physical and metabolic capacities will be measured after 9 months.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    Time since injury
    ≥ 12 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have shoulder issues that would compromise use of rower
    NOT have other neurological condition (head trauma, stroke, peripheral myopathy, etc.)
    NOT have lower limb spasticity

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    In the first 3 months, the participant will undergo rowing training with FES of the legs for 3x30min per week. For the next 3 months, the participant will undergo rowing training with FES of the arms and legs for 3x30min per week. Final testing will be performed after 9 months.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    General health

    Additional benefits

    Sensory function

    Spasticity

    Standing/walking/mobility

    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
    • 1 Apr 2024
    • Organisation
    • UGECAM Rhône-Alpes
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Apr 2024
    • Organisation
    • UGECAM Rhône-Alpes

    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