A Study of Shoulder Motion and Impingement in Manual Wheelchair Users

Overview

About this study

The purpose of this study is to quantify shoulder movement during manual wheelchair-based activities of daily living and to determine the associated likelihood of shoulder soft tissue compression.

 

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

Inclusion Criteria:

Spinal Cord Injury Participants

  • 18-60 years of age at time of enrollment
  • Independently propels a manual wheelchair with standard drive wheels  (no power assist)
  • Diagnosis of spinal cord injury at T1 or below
  • 1 year or greater of using MWC as primary mode of mobility
  • Active shoulder range of motion within limits needed for the tasks performed during the study
  • Able to perform transfers from MWC and sit independently

Healthy Able-bodied Participants

  • 18-60 years of age at time of enrollment
  • Able to propel in a manual wheelchair

Exclusion Criteria: 

Spinal Cord Injury Participants

  • Pain deemed to be of cervical origin
  • Presence of shoulder instability
  • Presence of adhesive capsulitis (loss of greater than 25% of range of motion)
  • Previous significant traumatic injury to the shoulder in which pre-injury status was not attained
  • Contraindications to radiation exposure such as pregnancy
  • Allergy to medical grade adhesive tape (used to secure inertial measurement unit to skin)

Healthy Able-bodied Participants

  • Contraindications to radiation exposure such as pregnancy
  • Allergy to medical grade adhesive tape (used to secure inertial measurement unit to skin)

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kristin Zhao, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Kristin Zhao Ph.D.

(507)284-8942

Zhao.Kristin@mayo.edu

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CLS-20306563

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