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High-Intensity Treadmill Gait Training (HIGT)for Duck Gait

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The project will consist of subjects who have suffered Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and who are able to ambulate on treadmill with or without a harness system. This will be a 4-week controlled study consisting of two groups of TBI patients, high-intensity intervention group and low-intensity control group. Both groups will receive physical therapy treatment 3 times per week for 1 hour. The intervention group will undergo 30-minute sessions of high-intensity walking on a treadmill with an overhead harness attached for safety. In addition, they will also get up to 30-minutes of low-intensity physical therapy in order to receive 1 hour of treatment time. The control group will undergo only low-intensity physical therapy activities for 1-hour. Low-intensity physical therapy will include strength exercises, stretches, balance, and low-intensity gait training. All participants in both groups will complete these outcome measures on the first day of the study, after 2 weeks of participation, and again at the end of 4 weeks or on their last day before discharge from Carilion's services. Later on, all participants in both groups will be followed up to complete the same set of outcome measures at the end of 1 month since completion of the protocol. This follow up session will take up to 45 minutes to complete.
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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 6th, 2021

Last Reviewed: November 24th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.

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