Maria Knikou, PhD, from the College of Staten Island invites patients with spinal cord injuries to participate in clinical trials testing her research designed to develop effective rehabilitation strategies to improve motor function and control.

The noninvasive therapy performed by Dr Knikou, professor of human neurophysiology in the Physical Therapy Department at the College of Staten Island School of Health Sciences, focuses on assessing the signal transfer from the brain to the legs in order to strengthen and enhance that pathway and provide gains in motor function.

Patients who undergo the phase one therapy may be eligible for the phase two Robotic Gait Training therapy, designed to further stimulate brain, spinal, and muscular health on a pathway for improved mobility, according to a media release from College of Staten Island.

The trials are conducted on the Willowbrook campus of the College of Staten Island in New York City. Participants will receive a stipend, and certain expenses may be covered, per the release.

For more information or to express interest in participating, contact Dr Knikou at (718) 982-3316 or

[Source(s): College of Staten Island, PRWeb]