Journal article

An outpatient low-intensity locomotor training programme for paediatric chronic incomplete spinal cord injury

CM O'Donnell, AR Harvey

SPINAL CORD | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2013

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: Single case study. OBJECTIVES: Intensive locomotor training programmes have recently been implemented in paediatric settings for patients with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. This case study examines whether a lower-intensity locomotor training programme can improve functional ambulation. SETTING: Tertiary care setting in Melbourne, Australia. METHODS: A pretest-post-test design was used for a 17-year-old boy, 16 months after incomplete spinal injury at T6, who was classified as American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) level C. He participated in two weekly sessions of locomotor training for a period of 6 weeks. Lower Extremity Motor Score (LEMS), Walking Index for Spin..

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