Protective Step Training in People with Multiple Sclerosis
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August 2018 -
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PROJECT SUMMARY: About 28,000 Veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS) receive care from the VA each year. Most of these Veterans have poor balance and fall frequently. These falls significantly affect Veterans’ quality of life and increase cost of care. Current rehabilitation strategies to prevent falls are inadequate. Protective step training is a novel and promising treatment in which people are exposed to repeated slips. This training aims to improve automatic postural control including quick,...