Motor control changes after three months gait training in individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury

H. K. Lim, S. A. Holmes, W. B. McKay, K. H. Cho, A. Williams, E. Protas, A. Sherwood

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Abstract

Ten subjects diagnosed with a spinal cord injury participated in gait training. Six patients were ASIA C and four were ASIA D. Nine were trained using supported treadmill ambulation training (STAT), while one was trained conventionally. Each was trained for twenty minutes, five days per week for three months. Before training, patient motor control patterns were evaluated bilaterally from five major sites on a lower limb using a protocol named Brain Motor Control Assessment (BMCA). To make a simple comparison, only TA and TS muscle activation ratios during unilateral dorsiflexion of each side was compared in this paper. Results were compared with gait speed test results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2483-2484
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS) - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2002Oct 26 2002

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Keywords

  • Gait speed
  • Gait training
  • Motor control
  • SCI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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