Gait-like vibration training improves gait abilities: a case report of a 62 year old person with a chronic incomplete spinal cord injury
Article [Accepted Manuscript]
Is part ofSpinal Cord Series and Cases
; no 2
Publisher(s)Nature Publishing Group
The purpose of this single-subject case study was to quantify the effect of gait-like vibration training on gait abilities after an incomplete spinal cord injury. A 62 year old male with a chronic AIS D spinal cord injury at T11 completed nine sessions of gait-like vibration training in a standing position. Self-selected gait speed and distance covered within 6 minutes were determined before and after training to evaluate the impact of training on gait performance. Associated changes in gait kinematics were assessed with a 3D motion analysis system. Results showed an improvement of gait speed (0.26 m/s vs 0.35 m/s) and distance (23 m vs 37m) after nine gait-like vibration training sessions (+34.6%; +60.9%). In addition, more bilateral hip extension and larger left hip range of motion improved hip-knee cyclograms. Gait-like vibration training improved gait abilities in a person with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury.
Barthélémy Agnes, Gagnon Dany H, Duclos Cyril. Gait-like vibration training improves gait abilities: a case report of a 62-year-old person with a chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord Series And Cases. 2016;2:16012.