The Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley (RSCICDV) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Magee Rehabilitation, along with researchers from the University of Sciences, are conducting a study to learn how different cycling programs may help adults with spinal cord injury. We are looking at the effects that may decrease your risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease and other health problems including: the strength and make-up of the bones in your legs; the size and strength of your leg muscles; the amount of fat-free tissue in your body; and your cholesterol levels and nutritional status. The study will require you to cycle with FES for 1 hour, 3 times a week at Magee's Outpatient (Riverfront) center for 6 months. You will also have testing completed at 3 different time points: 1. before starting the cycling, 2. after cycling for 3 months and 3. after cycling for 6 months. Some testing will be completed at Jefferson.
If you feel you may benefit from this study and may be interested or you would like further information, please call Marilyn Owens, RN at (215) 955-6579.