Functional Electrical Stimulations With and Without Motor Priming Exercises in Spinal Cord Injury

Technology
Arm/hand function
Online since 22 September 2022, updated 68 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with recent (less than 18 months post injury) incomplete cervical spinal cord injuries to test the effect of functional electric stimulation and "motor priming exercises" on hand function. If included, participants will receive either: 1) functional electrical stimulation from electrodes on the skin, combined with "motor priming exercises"; 2) functional electrical stimulation alone; or 3) conventional physical therapy. Final testing will be performed after 6 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
15 - 50 years
Injury level
C6 - C7
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≤ 18 months
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C6-C7
    Additionally, participants must
    HAVE voluntary wrist extension

    What’s involved

    Type

    Technology

    Details

    Participants will receive one session per day of one of the following: 1) functional electrical stimulation with motor priming exercise, 2) only functional electrical stimulation or 3) conventional physical therapy. Electrical stimulation will be performed using electrodes attached to the surface of the skin over nerves in the arm. Training session will be for one hour, 5 days per week over the course of a total of four weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    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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    • Recruitment
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 15 Mar 2022
    • Organisation
    • Riphah International University
    • Recruitment
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 15 Mar 2022
    • Organisation
    • Riphah International 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