Category Archives: Rehabilitation

Dr. Paul J. Reier presents at Working 2 Walk 2017

This Working 2 Walk 2017 video was taken in Miami Florida. Dr. Reier explained how electrical stimulation to activate silent neural circuits could be used to enhance spinal cord repair. Dr. Reier’s research addresses spinal cord injury (SCI) and repair with … Continue reading

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Partnership Hopes to Bring Breakthrough Epidural Stimulator Technologies to Millions

Inspired by the results of the first trial and the possibility of two very significant neuromodulation methods, the Foundation was motivated to accelerate its work. The prize of completing its mission and finding cures for spinal cord injury now seemed … Continue reading

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Targeting improvements in bladder function with epidural stimulation after human SCI

Abstract Deficits in urological function after spinal cord injury (SCI) include neurogenic detrusor overactivity and uncoordinated bladder and external urethral sphincter contractions, resulting in inefficient emptying and high intravesical pressure. Urinary retention and an inability of the bladder to store … Continue reading

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Cellular mechanisms influencing corticospinal and sensory axonal regeneration into neural stem cell grafts after SCI

Abstract Injured corticospinal tract axons regenerate robustly into caudalized neural progenitor cell (NPC) grafts and form functional synaptic connections with graft-derived neurons. However, the developmental fate of grafted NPCs, and whether those differentiated graft-derived neural subtypes might influence the regeneration … Continue reading

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Gait Rehabilitation with a Neurologically Controlled Exoskeleton

Gait Rehabilitation with a Neurologically Controlled Exoskeleton Ziadee Cambier, PT, MSPT, DPT Seattle Science Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the international collaboration among physicians, scientists, technologists, engineers and educators. The Foundation’s training facilities and extensive internet connectivity have … Continue reading

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U2FP SCI CureCast now includes the 8th episode!

Join Matthew Rodreick, Kate Willette, and guests for our weekly podcast talking about everything related to finding a cure or therapies for paralysis after spinal cord injury.  Why should we care about the science and the whole process of bringing … Continue reading

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Non-Invasive Paired Stimulation and Anklebot Robot to Improve Lower Extremity Motor Recovery in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

The Human Spinal Cord Injury Repair laboratory at Burke Medical Research Institute is currently looking for participants with some degree of motor dysfunction in the lower extremity after spinal cord injury for a clinical research study. The aim of the … Continue reading

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Induction of immune tolerance by short-course immunosuppresion after spinal grafting of allogeneic neural precursors in pigs with previous chronic spinal cord traumatic injury.

Current clinical protocols use transient or continuous immunosuppression in patients receiving allogeneic neural precursor grafts for treatment of a variety of neurological diseases, including spinal trauma, stroke or ALS. At present there is no solid evidence, however, that would confirm … Continue reading

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Growth Hormone Improves Sensory Function in Complete Spinal Injury

Deficiency Growth Hormone and Spinal Cord Injury: In March 2013, the Spanish Medicines Agency approved a pilot clinical trial to investigate the efficacy of growth hormone (GH) as an adjunct to intensive rehabilitation in patients with spinal cord injury and … Continue reading

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New Pathways for Recovery of Function Following Paralysis

We are dedicated to developing disease and injury specific devices to help restore optimal physiology function in individuals suffering with paralysis due to injury and illness. We accomplish this by enabling the reactivation of damaged and dormant neural circuits through … Continue reading

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