Spinal cord injury and intensive locomotor training

Evidence of improvements following a less-intensive locomotor training programme in an outpatient setting in Spinal Cord, 04/30/2013. The outcome measures looked at were Lower Extremity Motor Score (LEMS), Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury (WISCI II), 6-min walk test (6MWT), 10-m walk test (10MWT), Timed Up and Go (TUG), and the PedsQL – Quality of Life Inventory – health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The pediatric patient was an incomplete spinal injury at T6, classified as American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) level C. The less-intensive locomotor training programme in an outpatient setting two weekly sessions of locomotor training for a period of 6 weeks. The report was written by O’Donnell CM et al from Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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