Fall Prevention in SCI
Losing balance to prevent falls after spinal cord injury.
Researchers at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada are recruiting for a new study.
This study involves: three assessments (i.e. lab-based and clinical measures) at baseline, post-training and 6-month follow-up; 18 balance training sessions; and six months of tracking falls. The purpose of this study is to develop a new intervention that improves balance and balance confidence. Overall, participants will be involved in the study for approximately 7.5-8 months. Assessments will last 3-4 hours spanning over two days. Training sessions will be one hour and occur three times per week for 6 weeks. Follow-up phone calls to track falls will last approximately 5-10 minutes every 3-4 weeks. Participants will be reimbursed for their time.
Who is eligible to participate: To participate in this study, you:
- Adults (18+ yrs),
- Living with a traumatic or non-progressive, non-traumatic motor incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) for at least one year,
- Are able to stand for ≥30 seconds without support or assistance,
- Require physical assistance, a gait aid or a brace to ambulate 10 meters,
What is involved:
- Three assessments (i.e. lab-based and clinical measures) at baseline, post-training and 6-month follow-up
- 18 balance training sessions
- Six months of tracking falls
Participants will be reimbursed for their time.
If you would like to participate or find out more please contact:
Kristin Musselman (Principal Investigator) at (416) 597-3422 x6190 or email