AA

Pharmacological Agents and Gait Training

Even though he has been involved with an outpatient physiotherapy department since his injury, the slow pace of his gait training frustrates him. By 6 months post injury, he is only able to take a dozen steps within the parallel bars. He asks if any medications can help speed his gait improvement.
What evidence is there for combined pharmacological agents and gait training post SCI?
1. There is limited evidence for the benefits of combining the use of certain pharmacological agents with gait training on ambulation in individuals with SCI; however, these are rarely used in routine clinical practice.