Spinal Cord Injury

Passive motion of the ankle joint alone was sufficient in reversing the adapted spinal circuit, and therefore indicates that spasticity after SCI could possibly be managed by CPM intervention.

  Active Passive Assisted Active
Contractures   *  
Spasicity   * *
Muscle Atrophy *    
Cardiovascular Fitness *     
Weight Management *    

Effects of continuous passive motion on reversing the adapted spinal circuit in humans with chronic spinal cord injury.

The results of this study support the use of the passive mode of robot-assisted therapy for humans with complete SCI who cannot exercise actively.


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