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.
Volume 50 Number 9, 2013
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