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Locomotor training restores walking in a non-ambulatory child with severe, chronic, cervical incomplete spinal cord injury

Physical Therapy, 88(5), 580- 590, May 2008

Photo Needed Preeti M. Nair, P.T., Ph.D.
Department of Physical Therapy
A. Behrman, M. Bowden, R. Dauser, B. Herget, J. Martin, C. Phadke, P. Reier, C. Senesac, F. Thompson, and D. Howland

Locomotor training (LT) enhances walking in adult experimental animals and humans with mild-to-moderate spinal cord injuries (SCIs). The animal literature suggests that the effects of LT may be greater on an immature nervous system than on a mature nervous system. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of LT in a child with chronic, incomplete SCI.


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