This study explored the effects of training with a new method of delivering electrical muscle stimulation. Fourteen volunteers with spinal cord injury took part. Participants trained 5 days a week for 8 weeks. Before and after testing, participants underwent dual energy X-ray absorptiometry to measure the amount of lean muscle and fat tissue in the legs. Spasticity testing was also performed. Following training, participants had increased volume of muscle tissue and less local body fat in the legs. Spasticity was lower on testing and on verbal reports but not on analysis of visual analog scales.
Volume 50 Number 2, 2013
Pages 193 — 202
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