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Motor Control – Step Stimulation

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Step Stimulation 


Epidural stimulation of the lumbrosacral spinal cord is used in combination with Locomotor Training (link to standard LT language) to promote recovery of stepping following spinal cord injury. Research participants train on a Body Weight Support Treadmill (BWST) and are provided with manual assistance when needed. Epidural stimulation in combination with task specific training is used to retrain the spinal cord to relearn the complex motor task of stepping. The combination of stimulation with appropriate sensory cues can lead to independent stepping and reduce the need for manual assistance from trainers. Participants can be transitioned to stepping overground without body weight support as part of the training strategy.



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