Research is a vital component to the foundation of our business and it is one of the differentiators that separates Neuro Ex from many other facilities and programs. We partner with universities, hospitals, and manufacturers to investigate the effects of current techniques and novel interventions on the populations that we serve. Our goal is to continue to seek out the knowledge necessary to design an optimal training program for each of our clients.
Below you will find descriptions of current research projects we are involved in as well as abstracts from manuscripts published in peer reviewed journals. We invite you to review some of our ground-breaking work and we welcome your questions.
Men and women ages 18 – 60 years old with spinal cord injury who are currently completing regular physical activity are needed to participate in a study investigating the practicality and utility of interval exercise (brief, intense bouts of exercise). The study requires:
- prospective participants to be healthy and not currently taking medications affecting physical function.
- four (4) visits to CSU—San Marcos over a 2 to 3 week period for a total time commitment of about 3 hours.
- during each visit, you will complete intense bouts of arm cranking during which various physical and perceptual measures will be performed.
- you will be paid $25.00 per visit for a total of $100.00 upon completion of this 4-day study.
Please contact Dr. Todd A. Astorino, Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology, CSU—San Marcos, firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-750-7351, for more information about this study.
Increasing activity and exercise is essential for health and quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury (SCI). Obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes are 2 to 4 times higher for people with SCI compared to the general population. This is due, in part, to low levels of activity, limited access and opportunities to participate in exercise, as well as changes in muscle and heart function that are common after injury. Exercise is necessary to improve fitness and reduce long-term health complications after SCI. Below are exercise recommendations for improving cardiovascular health, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility for people with SCI.READ THE FULL ARTICLE