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Size of kinematic error affects retention of locomotor adaptation in human spinal cord injury

Sheng-Che Yen, PT, PhD, et al.

We identified the relationship between error size and the aftereffect retention in subjects with incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) during locomotor training. We observed that subjects tended to make larger errors when the resistance load was greater. Following resistance load release, subjects showed an aftereffect consisting of an increase in stride length. Further, the aftereffect was retained longer in the medium-resistance load condition than in the heavyand light-resistance load conditions. This finding suggests that a patient-specific resistance load condition may be needed to facilitate retention of locomotor adaptation in patients with incomplete SCI.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.09.0175

Volume 50 Number 9, 2013
   Pages 1187 — 1200


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Yen S, Landry JM, Wu M. Size of kinematic error affects retention of locomotor adaptation in human spinal cord injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(9):1187–1200.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.09.0175
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