Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Multiple Sclerosis UCLA Lokomat Study

This was forwarded to me from my local MS Society office.

Dr. Barbara Giesser and colleagues at UCLA are testing a new rehabilitation approach to improve walking ability in people with MS, using a robotic device that moves the legs while the person is suspended over a treadmill. People with progressive forms of MS will undergo 36 training sessions over 12 weeks. Half will receive robotic locomotor training and half standard resistive exercise training.

If you are 18-60 years old, diagnosed with definite primary progressive MS or secondary progressive MS and have difficulty walking, you may be eligible. You are not eligible if you are unable to use an assistive device such as a walker. If interested, please call Elise Herlihy, RN at 310.267.4071 for info.

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