Title

Fatigability during volitional walking in incomplete spinal cord injury: cardiorespiratory and motor performance considerations.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-1-2018

Journal

Neural Regeneration Research

Volume

13

Issue

5

Inclusive Pages

786-790

DOI

10.4103/1673-5374.232461

Abstract

Fatigability describes the decline in force production (i.e., performance fatigability) and/or changes in sensations regulating performance (i.e., perceived fatigability) during whole-body activity and poses a major challenge to those living with spinal cord injuries (SCI). After SCI, the inability to overcome disruptions to metabolic homeostasis due to cardiorespiratory limitations and physical deconditioning may contribute to increased fatigability severity. The increased susceptibility to fatigability may have implications for motor control strategies and motor learning. Locomotor training approaches designed to reduce fatigability and enhance aerobic capacity in combination with motor learning may be advantageous for promoting functional recovery after SCI. Future research is required to advance the understanding of the relationship between fatigability, cardiorespiratory function and motor performance following SCI.

Comments

Reproduced with permission of Wolters Kluwer. Neural Regeneration Research

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1

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