Director of SCI Research Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center Richmond, Virginia
Basic electrophysiological measurement characteristics and methods will be introduced. The focus will next be on the literature supporting the use of noninvasive neuromodulation techniques such as transspinal stimulation and spinal electromagnetic stimulation. Results will be presented on studies using exoskeletons and spinal magnetic stimulation illustrating their utility in measuring change in spino-muscular circuitry as well as with gains in clinical outcomes.
Upon completion, participants will describe the pathology of spinal networks that are damaged after Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).
Upon completion, participants will summarize electrophysiological methods to measure pathology in the spinal cord.
Upon completion, participants will list the studies that support the use of trans-spinal stimulation (TSS) and spinal electromagnetic stimulation (SEMS).
Upon completion, participants will articulate the results of studies applying TSS and SEMS.
Upon completion, participants will be able to describe study conclusions presented and the potential application clinically.