Blood Flow Restriction Resistance Exercise in Lower Cervical Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Rehabilitation
Arm/hand function
Online since 22 September 2022, updated 169 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling individuals with complete cervical spinal cord injuries to test the effect of low-load blood flow resistance (BFR) exercise on transfer support and strength. If included, participants will receive either: 1) a resistance training protocol with standard application of blood flow restriction; or 2) conventional physical therapy four times a week for six weeks. Final testing will be performed after 6 weeks. BFR training is a technique in which pressurized bands (which look similar to blood pressure cuffs) are worn around the arms or legs to slow blood flow to specific muscles during training.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
15 - 50 years
Injury level
C6 - C8
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C6-C8
    Additionally, participants must
    NO other neurologic conditions

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    Participants will either receive 1) a resistance training protocol with standard application of blood flow restriction or 2) conventional physical therapy resistance training four times a week for six weeks. Final testing will be performed after 6 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    Spasticity

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