Neuromodulation Research Study

Over the last several years, we have been developing protocols to enhance the activity of residual sensorimotor pathways in individuals who suffered from spinal cord injury (SCI). We are happy to communicate that we are starting Phase IV of our protocol and we are actively enrolling participants who want to join our lab.
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We are changing people's lives with our studies, just hear it from them!

Project study participant gains great balance and movement from trials.
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Join the CHAT Online!

The CHAT Program is a FREE hand and upper limb exercise program offered by the Perez Lab team online through Zoom. Work with a team member for about an hour, and use common household objects to improve hand and upper limb ability. M: 10AM-1PM, T-Fr: 10AM-12PM, 1PM-3PM.
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Our Projects

Take a look at a few of the projects we work on everyday.

Vibration For Muscle Spasms
PROJECT TYPE: Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord

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Meet the CHAT Trainers Online!
PROJECT TYPE: Arms & Hands

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Our Clinical Trials

We are recruiting participants for all of our studies.

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Targeted Neuroplasticity after Spinal Cord Injury

The purpose of this study is to test a strategy to restore upper and lower-limb motor function in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI)

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Selected Publications

Vibration attenuates spasm-like activity in humans with spinal cord injury.

KEY POINTS: Cutaneous reflexes were tested to examine the neuronal mechanisms contributing to muscle spasms in humans with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). Specifically, we tested the effect of Achilles and tibialis anterior tendon vibration on the early and late components of the cutaneous reflex and reciprocal Ia inhibition in the soleus and tibialis anterior muscles in humans with chronic SCI. We found that tendon vibration reduced the amplitude of later but not earlier cutaneous reflex…

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Cortical and Subcortical Effects of Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation in Humans with Tetraplegia.

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Changes in Motoneuron Excitability during Voluntary Muscle Activity in Humans with Spinal Cord Injury.

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