High Intensity Functional Training for Individuals With Neurologic Diagnoses and Their Care Partners

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 12 September 2023, updated 9 days ago

About this trial

Individuals with and without neurologic diagnoses greatly benefit from participation in regular exercise but the majority are physically inactive. This is an issue for both them and their care partner...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    Yes
    C1-S5

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    Over the course of two years, this study will provide no-cost, twice weekly, group-based, HIFT exercise for people with neurologic diagnoses and their care partners. All participants will be required to have physician or advanced practice provider clearance to exercise. All participants will be evaluated by a physical therapist at no-cost prior to beginning the intervention to assess eligibility for the study. All eligible participants will complete a demographics questionnaire, questionnaires regarding physical and psychosocial health, and a battery of physical tests assessing mobility, strength, endurance, and balance. Participants' physical activity levels will also be monitored throughout the study through accelerometers. Participants will participate in a maximum of twice weekly HIFT exercise for up to 2 years. All exercise programming will be led by licensed physical therapists with assistance from Doctor of Physical Therapy students. All exercise staff will be Cardiopulmonary resuscitation/basic life support certified and an automated external defibrillator will be available onsite. Exercise classes will utilize HIFT, which includes various exercises that are functional and to be performed at a high intensity. Exercises will include aerobic, resistance, and/or balance training and align with the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Additional benefits

    Arm/hand function

    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 Aug 2023
    • Organisation
    • Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 15 Aug 2023
    • Organisation
    • Arkansas Colleges of Health Education

    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