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The Influence of Stroke on Reciprocal Control of the Stretch Reflex During Posture

IRB Protocol Number STU00009204


Maggie McDonough


The purpose of this research study is to better understand how a stroke changes our muscles' ability to maintain postures.

Participants will be asked to sit and contract their arm muscles while a motor applies small forces about their elbow.

Who Can Participate

  • Not taking any antispastic medication
  • No history of botox in the arm
  • No neurological diagnoses or musculoskeletal impairments unrelated to stroke
  • Available to come to the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab for one 2–3 hour session


Participants will be compensated:

  • $35 for healthy controls
  • $50 for stroke survivors

Age Range

35 - 70

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