Sensorimotor Integration Underlying Balance Control in Individuals With Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 26 September 2022, updated 360 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with chronic, incomplete spinal cord injuries to test the effect of a training paradigm on balance control. The paradigm mixes balance perturbation during standing and locomotion, and explosive strength training, focusing on the muscles of the lower extremities. If included, participants will be randomly assigned to one of two study groups: either undergoing 4 weeks of training sessions; or a 4-week period of rest. Final testing, including nerve function and muscle strength, will be performed after 2 months.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C5 - T12
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≥ 6 months
    Healthy volunteers
    Yes
    C5-T12
    Additionally, participants must
    be able to stand without support for 15 seconds
    NOT have cognitive deficits
    NOT have suffered moderate to severe traumatic brain injury

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    -4 weeks training period targeting lower extremity function -Outcome assessments before the training period and up to 1 month after the training period

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    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
    • 9 Jul 2018
    • Organisation
    • Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 9 Jul 2018
    • Organisation
    • Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal

    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