This trial will compare the effects of traditional physical therapy versus a robotic exoskeleton on sensorimotor cortical activity, brain/spinal cord MRI imaging, neurophysiological tests, and mobility clinical tests in adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy.
- Cerebral Palsy
9 Primary · 11 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Baseline (CP and Neurotypical) and 8 weeks (CP)
2 Treatment Groups
Cerebral Palsy Youth/Young Adults Physical Therapy
1 of 2
Cerebral Palsy Youth/Young Adults Robotic Exoskeleton
1 of 2
64 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups
Primary Treatment: Robotic Exoskeleton Gait Therapy · No Placebo Group · N/A
Who is running the clinical trial?
Age 14 - 30 · All Participants · 2 Total Inclusion CriteriaMark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Who else is applying?
What state do they live in?
How old are they?
|18 - 65||100.0%|
What site did they apply to?
|Boys Town National Research Hospital||100.0%|
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
|Did not meet criteria||50.0%|
Why did patients apply to this trial?
- "I'd like to learn more about the use of robotic exoskeletons for my Cerebral Palsy"
How many prior treatments have patients received?
How responsive is this trial?
Typically responds via
Average response time
- < 2 Days
Most responsive sites:
- Boys Town National Research Hospital: < 48 hours
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this research only accept participants who are of legal age?
"In keeping with the trial's eligibility requirements, potential enrollees must be between 14 and 30 years of age." - Anonymous Online Contributor
How many participants are eligible to join this medical experiment?
"Affirmative. Per the clinicaltrials.gov database, this study is currently in search of 64 patients to be enrolled at one trial site. It was originally posted on December 2nd 2021, with its latest edit being made that same day." - Anonymous Online Contributor
Are there any vacancies remaining in this research endeavor?
"According to the clinicaltrials.gov database, this trial is actively recruiting study participants and has been since December 2nd 2021 when it was first posted and last updated." - Anonymous Online Contributor
Is participation in this research still open to the public?
"This research is open to 64 individuals with cerebral palsy aged between 14 and 30, provided that they have no signs of atypical neurological development (e.g autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD etc.)." - Anonymous Online Contributor
What is the ultimate goal of this research endeavor?
"This medical trial aims to observe changes in the Hoffmann Reflex over approximately 8 weeks. Secondary objectives of this study include assessing cognitive alterations via physical therapy with usage of the Stroop Test (which evaluates a subject's ability to inhibit cognitive interference while processing stimuli), D2 - Attention Exam (evaluating selective and sustained attention plus visual scanning speed) and Wide Range Assessment of Memory & Learning." - Anonymous Online Contributor