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Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation in Combination with Gait Training in Stroke Survivors

Overview

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The purpose of this study is to evaluate and predict the short and long-term effects of transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation (tSCS) + gait training on gait symmetry, gait performance, and corticospinal circuitry in individuals with chronic stroke. The study also aims to identify parameters that distinguish responders from non-responders to transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation in individuals with chronic stroke. The study involves two arms:

  1. A test-retest crossover design to evaluate the short-term effects of tSCS + gait training in individuals with chronic stroke
  2. A randomized control trial to determine the long-term effects of tSCS + gait training in individuals with chronic stroke.

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Subject Population

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  • 18 years or older
  • Able and willing to give written consent and comply with study procedures
  • At least 6 months’ post-stroke
  • Hemiplegia secondary to a single stroke
  • Functional Ambulation Category of 2 or greater – i.e., subject needs continuous or intermittent support of one person to help with balance and coordination
  • Not currently receiving regular physical therapy services
  • Physician approval to participate

Study Personnel

Study Partners

Funding Source

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab-Craig H. Nielsen Foundation Infrastructure Grant

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Catalyst Grant Program

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