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Arm Crank Exercise Volunteers with Spinal Cord Injury Wanted

A research group from the University of Birmingham needs volunteers with a spinal cord injury (SCI) for its latest home-based exercise project.

The group’s research focusses on studying how home-based exercise can improve function and the quality of life of people after a SCI.

Its latest project is investigating the effect of 8-week home-based arm cycling exercise on trunk/core function on individuals who have had SCI for longer than a year and a level of injury at T8 and above.

The study will require three separate visits of three hours each to the University of Birmingham for assessment. Travel expenses will be covered.

The research project follows a similar study by the group that showed that 30 minutes of six-weeks home-based Arm Cycling improved Core Function in individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

A full report on the group’s findings is available at

“As I play wheelchair tennis a couple of times a week, I noticed a significant improvement in my game,” said one participant.

“I also have a tennis coach who commented on how my mobility had improved. I am really looking forward to seeing the results of the latest study. I’m sure this is something that will benefit many of us with a SCI.”

If you are interested in taking part in the study, please email



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