Characterization of Abnormal Reflex Couplings Via H-reflex Stimulation

Status: Recruiting
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Intervention Type: Device, Other
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable
SUMMARY

The purpose of this study is to examine the reflex excitability of the rectus femoris in individuals with and without post-stroke Stiff-Knee gait. We use electrical stimulation of the peripheral nerve innervating the rectus femoris for a well-controlled reflex stimulus. We are investigating whether reflex excitability of the rectus femoris correlates with gait kinematics.

Eligibility
Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 18
Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers
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• Aged at least 18

• Premorbidly independent

• If post-stroke, mild to moderate impairment determined by standard practices per the physical therapist

• Able to continuously walk for 30 minutes

• If post-stroke, reduced knee flexion during walking relative to unimpaired side

• If post-stroke, hemiparesis

• Ability to provide informed consent

Locations
United States
Texas
University of Texas at Austin
Recruiting
Austin
Contact Information
Primary
James Sulzer, PhD
james.sulzer@utexas.edu
5125419036
Time Frame
Start Date: June 11, 2021
Estimated Completion Date: June 2026
Participants
Target number of participants: 60
Treatments
Experimental: Post-stroke Stiff-Knee Gait Participants
Individuals with post-stroke Stiff-Knee gait
Experimental: Healthy Individuals
Healthy Individuals
Authors
James S Sulzer
Related Therapeutic Areas
Sponsors
Collaborators: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Leads: University of Texas at Austin

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