The effect of rhythmic auditory stimulation on the gait parameters of patients with incomplete spinal cord injury: an exploratory pilot study

de L'etoile S

Aim: to study the effects of rhythmic auditory cueing on gait parameters in patients with incomplete spinal cord injury

Method : repeated measure design involving 17 participants. Patients completed four, 10m walk tests each under different 'cueing' conditions.

Results : Mean scores for cadence and velocity decreased with rhythmical cueing at normal velocity. Patients with cervical injuries tended to increase at a normal tempo, where as patients with thoracic injuries demonstrated improvements in velocity and stride length. 

International Journal of Rehabilitation Research 2008, 31 (2), 155-157

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