Training improves the electrophysiological properties of lumbar neurons and locomotion after thoracic spinal cord injury in rats.

@article{Beaumont2008TrainingIT,
  title={Training improves the electrophysiological properties of lumbar neurons and locomotion after thoracic spinal cord injury in rats.},
  author={Eric Beaumont and S{\'e}van Kaloustian and Guy Rousseau and Bruno Cormery},
  journal={Neuroscience research},
  year={2008},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={147-54}
}
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of a stepping-based rehabilitation program in voluntary wheel cages on the functional recovery and electrophysiological properties of neurons in the rat lumbar spinal cord after compressive thoracic (T10) spinal cord injury (SCI). A significant decrease in stance/swing duration and the number of limbs simultaneously in the stance phase was seen in trained compared to sedentary rats at 28 days after SCI (p<0.05). These kinematic… CONTINUE READING