Promoting Recovery Outcomes Through Precise Early Locomotor Interventions in Persons With Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation
Standing/walking/mobility
Online since 5 April 2024, updated 43 days ago

About this trial

This trial is enrolling 108 individuals with early (from 60 days to six months post injury) cervical and thoracic spinal cord injury to test the effect of body weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT) on walking ability. BWSTT uses a harness to support body weight while walking on a treadmill. If included, participants will either: 1) begin BWSTT within 60 days of SCI; 2) begin BWSTT within 3 months; 3) begin BWSTT within 6-12 months; or 4) receive standard of care but no BWSTT . Final testing of walking ability will be performed after 12 months.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
16 - 75 years
Injury level
C5 - T12
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-B
    AIS-C
    AIS-D
    Time since injury
    ≤ 60 days
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C5-T12
    Additionally, participants must
    NOT have orthopedic injuries or fractures
    NOT have moderate to sever traumatic brain injury
    NOT have severe heart failure

    What’s involved

    Type

    Rehabilitation

    Details

    - Participants will either 1) start BWSTT within 60 days, 2) within 3 months, 3) within 6 months or 4) will not receive BWST in addition to their standard of care. - Final testing of walking ability will be performed after 12 months.

    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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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 21 Mar 2024
    • Organisation
    • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting
    • Trial start date
    • 21 Mar 2024
    • Organisation
    • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

    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