A Report of Body weight Supported Overground Training in Acute Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome

John, Solomon and Senthilkumaran, * (2013) A Report of Body weight Supported Overground Training in Acute Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 7 (1). pp. 96-98. ISSN 0973-5674

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Abstract

Study design A case report of a patient with Traumatic Central Cord Syndrome (TCCS) Objectives To analyse the benefits of BWSOT in early ambulation and gait performance.Setting Tertiary care, University teaching hospital.Methods A 25-year old man with TCCS at the C4 level, grade B on the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Scale (AIS) participated in BWSOT. Following the immobilization phase, he underwent two BWSOT sessions per day (20 minutes each), six days a week, for three weeks. AIS motor score, 10-m walk test, Walking Index for Spinal cord Injury-version II (WISCI-II), Spinal cord Independence Measureversion III (SCIM-III) and Functional Independence Measure (FIM) were recorded at the time of initiating of BWSOT and at the end of three weeks. He received regular physiotherapy and occupational therapy during the entire hospital stay.Results Three weeks of BWSOT resulted in an increase in all the outcome measures. At the time of initiating BWSOT, AIS motor score, 10-m walk test, WISCI-II, SCIM-III and FIM were 45/100, 3 min 14 sec, 3/20, 30/100 and 60/126 and by the end of three weeks, they were 68/100, 1 min 41 sec, 17/20, 50/100 and 72/126 respectively. Conclusion BWSOT may allow therapists to initiate gait training programs at an earlier stage among those with stable TCCS with promising outcomes

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spinal Cord Injury; Central Cord Syndrome; Overground Training; Gait Training; Rehabilitation; Locomotor Training
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2014 10:39
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2014 10:39
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139097

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