A novel brace and electrical stimulator combination is being tested to help restore or improve walking ability.
The purpose of this pilot study is 1) to evaluate the feasibility of a clinical trial protocol for Minocycline in patients with acute SCI, and 2) to ensure adequate drug dosing and metabolic effect.
We have ongoing studies in wheelchair ergonomics and fatigue-induced changes in shoulder muscles due to wheelchair propulsion. Click on the study above for contact information.
The effect of drugs on spasticity after SCI is being tested.
An improved WalkAide is being developed to assist with foot drop and other weak muscles.
Surface electrical stimulation of the buttocks (gluteus muscles) is being tested to help reduce the risk of developing pressure ulcers.
Walking might be improved through functional electrical stimulation (FES)-assisted arm and leg exercises.