Health in Individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury
“Health in Individuals With a Spinal Cord Injury: a Prospective Study”
Individuals with a spinal cord injury need to exercise regularly to prevent the decline of health that results from a sedentary lifestyle. The purpose of this investigation is to examine the effects of a pre-existing exercise program and respiratory training on measures of health and quality of life in individuals who elect to participate in an existing 8-week supervised exercise program.
Behavioral - Exercise training including inspiratory muscle training
Volunteers will participate in the the spinal mobility fitness training program for a frequency of one to 3 times a week with pre and post tests including four objective measures of function (timed t-shirt test, timed transfer test, four direction reach test and trunk test of strength) and a pre and post subjective interview. In addition to the program consenting volunteers will perform inspiratory muscle training as a home program and submit weekly diaries tracking their training. The inspirato ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org
Fitness and Health in Individuals With a Spinal Cord Injury: a Prospective Study