Spinal Cord Injury

RESEARCH CENTRE

THERAPEUTIC ACUTE INTERMITTENT HYPOXIA TO RESTORE VOLUNTARY FUNCTION AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY

Therapeutic acute intermittent hypoxia (AIH) is a cutting-edge treatment that has the potential to restore function to muscles paralysed due to a spinal cor injury by changing the way the brain and spinal cord connect.

The project recently received $1.5 million to advance the effectiveness of AIH, which may help people to improve their breathing and recover movement after a spinal cord injury.

Led by NeuRA’s Senior Principal Research Scientist, Professor Jane Butler, it’s aimed to identify the best way to apply this treatment clinically in a targeted and tailored manner for people who have chronic and acute spinal cord injuries to improve their quality of life.

Professor Butler will study how this therapy affects people with a spinal cord injury to optimise treatment and better predict those who may benefit most from it.

SPINAL CORD INJURY TEAM

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