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Gait Training in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis

This study investigates the effectiveness of anti-gravity treadmill gait training on neuromuscular function, dynamic balance and gait in the population with Multiple Sclerosis.

Fan Gao, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, is conducting research with two undergraduates, Erick Honaker and Trace Lindquist. Participants receive four weeks of gait training using an anti-gravity treadmill. A battery of tests consisting of dynamic balance/mobility assessment, neuromuscular function of lower-extremity muscles, and gait performance is conducted in the biodynamics lab.

They are now recruiting more participants and preliminary results will be presented at international conference of RehabWeek in Toronto in June 2019.