Use of a gait training device, such as the Second Step, provided an individual with incomplete spinal cord injury the opportunity to walk with partial support of body weight without utilizing the more expensive suspended treadmill systems. Over-ground walking with this device may be facilitating the use of Central Pattern Generators for improved reciprocal gait ability. The results of this study have important practical and economic implications for the therapist designing a rehabilitation program for individuals with SCI.
Dr. Richard K. Shields, P.T., Ph.D., FAPTA at the American Physical Therapy Association CSM, 2003
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