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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

  • We are recruiting

    Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is looking for people with incomplete spinal cord injury to participate in a clinical trial entitled WISE (Walking Improvement for SCI with Exoskeletons).

    This study will evaluate improvement in independent walking speeds of patients with incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) 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.  

    Study participants who are randomly assigned to the usual care, no intervention control group will have the opportunity after their 12 week evaluation to receive their choice of either EksoGTTM or standard body weight supported treadmill training therapy for 12 weeks.

    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.