Neurophysiology

Does breathing mild bouts of low oxygen reduce spasticity in persons with spinal injury?

 

This study investigates the effects of low oxygen therapy on motor recovery. Data we collect will be used to determine if this therapy may increase voluntary movement in persons spinal cord injury.

 

To participate, you must have sustained a spinal cord injury more than 6 months ago.

You may be asked to provide saliva samples during your visits.

You will be compensated for each visit and in some cases for travel and lodging.

Study duration: 3 weeks, 2 visits

 

 

Visit outline:

    *   Screening visit: you may be asked to come in for an initial screen

  • Visit 1 (2-3 hours): Testing of leg movement in response to breathing intervention

  • Visit 2 (2-3 hours): Testing of leg movement in response to breathing intervention 2 weeks after Visit 1