Research Intervention vs. Clinical Therapy
- The Stand Training with or without NMES* is a research intervention. You may or may not benefit from the intervention.
Previous studies demonstrate that the interventions separately can improve bone mineral density, can increase muscle volume, and/or can improve metabolism. However, this is the first time that these interventions are being combined, and every individual is different.
- This Intervention is not Physical Therapy.
The intervention is based upon a standardized research protocol.
Instead of you coming in and discussing your goals at the start and working on those goals, your lead trainer will assess your independence level in standing and will set goals to progressively increase your level of independence and increase weight-bearing on the legs.
Something to Consider
- If you were exactly the same at the end of the Study Intervention as you were at the start, would you be okay with that?
* = Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation