The goal of this double-blind, placebo-controlled, block-randomized clinical trial is to investigate the efficacy and potency of daily acute intermittent hypoxia (AIH) combined with transcutaneous electrical spinal stimulation (tSTIM) and skill-based walking practice. We hypothesize that the combination of AIH, tSTIM, and walking practice will boost the efficacy of training-related gains without triggering maladaptive changes.
- Age 18 to 70 years
- Ambulatory incomplete Spinal Cord Injury C2-L2
- ASIA C or D
Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhDExecutive Director, Technology & Innovation Hub (tiHUB); Director, Max Näder Center for Rehabilitation Technologies & Outcomes Research
This study is in collaboration with the Inspire Lab led by Dr. Randy Trumbower at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
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