Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Tag: Susan Harkema

Hope Grows for Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

Severe spinal cord injuries (SCIs) -- often called complete injuries by clinicians -- are ones where no readable signal from the brain reaches the spinal cord beneath the trauma, resulting in total paralysis. The...

How a revolutionary technique got people with spinal-cord injuries back on their feet

Electrical stimulation has promised huge gains for people with paralysis. Now comes the hard part — getting beyond those first steps. Rob Summers was flat on his back at a rehabilitation institute in Kentucky when...

Experimental Spinal Cord Treatment Helps Texas Man Regain Some Motion After Paralyzing Accident

Kent Stephenson is on a treadmill, working to put one foot in front of the other as a team of trainers helps guide his legs. There's a harness holding him upright, but Stephenson is,...

How paralyzed people are learning to walk | Susan Harkema | TEDxManhattanBeach

https://youtu.be/UldL951NGLQ Until now, it was believed that paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury was irreversible. In her provocative talk, Susan Harkema shares breakthrough research showing amazing functionality of the spinal cord, giving people with paralysis...

UofL research helps spinal cord injury patients take steps

Two research participants living with traumatic, motor complete spinal cord injury are able to walk over ground thanks to epidural stimulation paired with daily locomotor training. In addition, these and two other participants achieved...

Taking Strides Toward Healing Spinal Cord Injuries

Patients with severe spinal cord injury (SCI) often experience chronically low blood pressure that negatively affects their health, their quality of life, and their ability to engage in rehabilitative therapy. “People with severe spinal cord...

Individual with complete spinal cord injury regains voluntary motor function

A research participant at the University of Louisville with a complete spinal cord injury, who had lost motor function below the level of the injury, has regained the ability to move his legs voluntarily...

New $5M Grant to Support Robotics Research for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Newswise — Balance is an essential component of daily life, something many of us take for granted. But not everyone can. In the United States alone, there are about 300,000 people living with spinal...

How paralyzed patients are able to stand again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzOBwR70_Z4 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In what’s being hailed as a breakthrough in spinal cord injury research, four men paralyzed from the chest down have risen from their wheelchairs on their own volition and effort. “I can...

You Can Help Find a Cure for Spinal Cord Injury

Wings for Life and the Reeve Foundation have united around a common goal and need your help today. It all started with a single toe. Even today, Dr. Susan Harkema recalls the words spoken by...