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Current research studies

  • Areas of research

    expand to learn moreCancer-related

    expand to learn moreBrain injury

    expand to learn moreSpinal cord injury (SCI)

    expand to learn moreCommunity-based

  • Research study opportunities

    WISE (Walking Improvement for SCI with Exoskeletons), a clinical trial, seeks to evaluate improvement in independent walking speeds of patients with incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI). Patients are randomly assigned to undergo rehabilitation with the EksoGTTM, the Ekso Bionics’ medical robotic exoskeleton, compared with both conventional therapy using body-weight supported treadmill training and usual care control groups.  

    More information about this clinical trial.   

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    You also may contact Maggie Weightman PT, PhD, Project Principal Investigator,  
    612-863-6525, margaret.weightman@allina.com,

    or Stacey Rabusch, Research Coordinator, stacey.rabusch@allina.com,
    612-863-0882.

    Compass Course, a study for women who have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer: Researchers at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute® and the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® are studying whether or not receiving information, tools and support can help people re-establish a sense of purpose in daily life following treatment for breast cancer.

    More information about this study 

    Contact:  Ginger Carroll,research coordinator, 612-863-3262.