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Sole Use Of Impaired Limb Improves Recovery In Spinal Cord Injury

Published: September 19, 2008

ScienceDaily (Sep. 20, 2008) — A new study finds that following minor spinal cord injury, rats that had to use impaired limbs showed full recovery due to increased growth of healthy nerve fibers and the formation of new nerve cell connections.

Published in the September 17 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, these findings help explain how Physical Therapy advances recovery, and support the use of Rehabilitation therapies that specifically target impaired limbs in people with brain and spinal cord injuries.