The use of EMG biofeedback and functional electrical stimulation in spinal cord injury

B. A. Green, B. S. Brucker, D. Glass, Doraiswami R. Ayyar, M. S. Wells, C. L. Holmok, D. Schmidt

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Abstract

Subjects in this study are assigned to one of four groups. Subjects are required to participate a total of 16 weeks divided into 2 sequential 8-week blocks. Within each of those individual 8-week blocks, subjects are provided with only one of the three study therapy modalities. The study is designed to include four distinct groups experiencing different treatment mixtures during the two 8-week blocks. The four groups are: 1) EMG biofeedback followed by 8 weeks of FES; 2) EMG biofeedback- followed by 8 weeks of conventional therapy; 3) 8 weeks of FES- followed by 8 weeks of conventional therapy; and 4) two consecutive 8-week blocks of conventional therapy. The goal of this study is to examine the effects of those modalities both individually and in combination upon predefined outcome variables (i.e., dependent measures). The total number of subjects who have entered the study thus far is 34 (17 completed, 16 current, and 1 dropout).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-210
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of rehabilitation research and development
Volume25
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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    Green, B. A., Brucker, B. S., Glass, D., Ayyar, D. R., Wells, M. S., Holmok, C. L., & Schmidt, D. (1987). The use of EMG biofeedback and functional electrical stimulation in spinal cord injury. Journal of rehabilitation research and development, 25(1), 209-210.