Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation (TSCS) Yields Improvements in Quality of Life and Walking Function for Patients With Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury (iSCI)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Article Information
Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Neurologic Conditions / Spinal Cord Injury / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation (TSCS) Yields Improvements in Quality of Life and Walking Function for Patients With Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury (iSCI)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515390. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8717
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515390. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8717
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

TSCS is a promising, noninvasive intervention aimed at increasing spinal excitability and unmasking latent function. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of pairing TSCS with a long-term gait-training protocol on the quality of life and walking function of patients with motor iSCI. Study results indicate significant improvements in quality of life, bowel and bladder, and walking function.

Primary Author and Speaker: Rebecca Martin