Our records show that you may still have some arm weakness due to a stroke that occurred more than 9 months ago but fewer than 10 years ago.
I am writing to inform you that Perseverance Research Center is participating in a new clinical trial that aims to improve arm function after stroke. We are looking for volunteers to undergo a six-week session of intensive rehabilitation therapy. There will be three sessions each week, each session of rehabilitation therapy will last about one hour. The therapy sessions will include traditional rehabilitation exercises, but the patient will receive nerve stimulation while they are performing the exercises. In order to receive this stimulation, patients are implanted with a device called a vagus nerve stimulator. It is similar to a cardiac pacemaker, but the stimulation lead is attached to the vagus nerve in the neck. Evidence from prior clinical trials suggests that paring vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) with rehabilitation can increase the rate at which the brain relearns tasks. Vagus nerve stimulation is not a new therapy, it has been used to treat epilepsy for over 20 years. This clinical trial has been labelled the "VNS stroke trial".
Participation in the "VNS stroke trial" is entirely voluntary and all trial related expenses will be covered. If you are willing to learn more about this clinical trial please contact the person below. It is important to note that there is a list of inclusion and exclusion criteria for the trial, so you may or may not be eligible and we will need to conduct an in-person screening visit at some point. Please mention the "VNS stroke trial" when you contact us and we look forward to hearing from you.
Brandon McCravey, Laura Christians or Nicole Hank
Telephone - 480.471.6132
We sincerely appreciate your consideration.
Chronic stroke survivors needed for research
The effects of Assisted Cycling Therapy on motor and cognitive function
Assisted Cycling Therapy is a novel and promising stationary exercise modality, which has shown to improve motor and cognitive function in Parkinson's disease patients and people with Down syndrome.
How the study works:
4 visits total to our lab:
Each visit will last approximately 1 - 2 hours.
|You will receive a $25 gift card per visit = $100|
|The ability to walk is not a prerequisite for this study|
ASU's Downtown Campus
Program in Physical Therapy-Phoenix Biomedical Campus
Northern Arizona University Physical Therapy Researchers are seeking people who have had a stroke to participate in a treadmill walking study.
This study will measure improvements in fitness as a result of walking at preferred and faster speeds on a treadmill.
Participants will be asked to train twice weekly for 10 weeks in the Physical Therapy laboratory on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus: 435 N. 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Participants will also be asked to walk at home once per week, and will be given a heart rate monitor and step counting device to monitor walking.
This is a great way to get exercise and improve your walking endurance!
Free parking is available on our campus for participants.
To participate you must:
- Have had a stroke at least 6 months ago
- Have weakness or paralysis in one of your legs
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have no other medical conditions that prevent you from walking on a
- treadmill with support for at least 15 minutes at a time
If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact me via phone or email:
Pamela Bosch, PT, DPT, PhD