Researchers at Stony Brook University, New York, are seeking people with unilateral leg amputation to participate in a study on treadmill training. The principal investigators, Eric Lamberg, EdD, PT, and Lisa Muratori, EdD, PT, hope to find out if a large amount of walking practice on a treadmill can improve participants’ functional abilities. The study will involve 15 sessions over ten to 12 weeks, with a total time commitment of approximately 13.5 hours. Upon completion of the study, participants will receive $300.
The sessions will include an initial testing session of baseline functional and quality-of-life measures, 12 treadmill training visits that will take place three times per week for four weeks, a post-training testing session one week after completion of the training, and a follow-up testing session four weeks after completion of the training.
To be eligible, participants must have a transtibial, transfemoral, or knee-disarticulation amputation; be between the ages of 21 and 70, weigh less than 360 lb. and be less than six feet, three inches tall; and have used their current prosthesis for at least six months.
For more information, contact Eric Lamberg at [email protected] or call 631.444.1200.