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The Efficacy of Aquatic Locomotor Training Compared to Overground Locomotor Training in Improving Ambulatory Function and Health-Related Quality of Life

Principal Investigator:
Cristina
Sadowsky

The aim of this study is to define and evaluate the efficacy of ALT compared to overground LT in improving ambulatory function and health-related quality of life. We hypothesize, that ALT is capable of producing outcomes that are as good as, or better than, overground LT.

ALT may be another tool for therapists to utilize for clinical improvements in function and gait for the SCI population.

To determine the efficacy of ALT on improving rehabilitation outcomes among patients with incomplete traumatic cervical SCI by assessing these parameters:

  • Walking speed and endurance
  • Functional balance and fall risk
  • HRQoL

To describe the feasibility of conducting ALT as an LT modality for the rehabilitation of patients with incomplete traumatic cervical SCI.

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