publication . Article . 2013

Investigation of robotic-assisted tilt-table therapy for early-stage spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

Craven, Colm T.D.; Gollee, Henrik; Coupaud, Sylvie; Purcell, Mariel A.; Allan, David B.;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Country: India
Abstract
Damage to the spinal cord compromises motor function and sensation below the level of injury, resulting in paralysis and progressive secondary health complications. Inactivity and reduced energy requirements result in reduced cardiopulmonary fitness and an increased risk of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular complications. These risks may be minimized through regular physical activity. It is proposed that such activity should begin at the earliest possible time point after injury, before extensive neuromuscular degeneration has occurred. Robotic-assisted tilt-table therapy may be used during early-stage spinal cord injury (SCI) to facilitate stepping trai...
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