Improved intralimb coordination in people with incomplete spinal cord injury following training with body weight support and electrical stimulation

Short Title:
Improved intralimb coordination in people with incomplete spinal cord injury following training with body weight support and electrical stimulation
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J46086.
Journal:
Physical Therapy
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2002, vol. 82, issue 7, pp 707-715
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Abstract:
Study conducted to assess intralimb coordination in people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) following a 12-week program combining body weight support, electrical stimulation, and treadmill training. Fourteen people with long-standing incomplete SCI participated in the study, while three people without SCI participated as a control group. A vector-based technique was used to assign values to the frame-by-frame changes in hip/knee angle, and vector analysis techniques were used to assess how closely the hip/knee angles of each step cycle resembled those of every other step cycle. Overground and treadmill walking speeds were also measured. Following the intervention, 9 of the 14 participants with SCI demonstrated greater intercycle agreement. The results suggest that training may improve intralimb coordination in people with SCI.
Author(s):
Field-Fote, Edelle Carmen; Tepavac, Dejan
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