Participants Needed for Spinal Cord Injury Study

Published February 3, 2015

Burke Medical Research Institute is currently looking for subjects with spinal cord injury for a clinical research study. The goal of the study is the use of non-invasive brain stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation to enhance lower extremity motor recovery.

‘Non-invasive stimulation for improving lower limb motor function after spinal cord injury’ study inclusion criteria:

  1. Spinal cord injury individuals over 18 years old
  2. Time since injury  (more than 6 months)
  3. Presence of some degree of movement in the lower extremity (ankle muscles, ability to move the ankle)
  4. Incomplete lesions (AIS B, C, D)
  5. Medically stable
  6. Absence of other neurological/psychiatric disorder
  7. Absence of metal implants in the brain

You can learn more about this particular study in our patient handout.

If you are interested in finding out more about the clinical research conducted at the ‘Noninvasive Brain Stimulation and Human Motor Control Laboratory’ and/or if you fit the inclusion criteria above, please contact Mar Cortes, M.D. at or at (914) 368-3181.

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