Training of Eccentric Hip Function After SCI

Training of Eccentric Hip Function After SCI

This project will characterize lower extremity eccentric muscle function among individuals who have undergone locomotor training after spinal cord injury and will evaluate the effect of downhill training at slow speeds - targeted to rehabilitation eccentric function of the hip.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Trained SCI Hip

Individuals with SCI will perform downhill walking training 3 times a week for 12 wks with a 4 wk follow-up period. This intervention will be delivered by trained therapists. In order to focus on rehabilitation of hip control, members of this group will be trained at slow gait speeds,

Eccentric Motor Control Training to Improve Human Spinal Cord Injury: Hip Function During Walking