A Selection of Modern Research to Explore

We have collected a small group of research articles below for you to explore. Not all of them deal directly with gait training or activity-based therapy, but they are all fascinating and exciting.

Stay tuned, we plan to write laymen-friendly articles that convey some of the findings in these and other research articles in the near future.

Kleim, J., & Jones, T. (2008). Principles of experience-dependent neural plasticity: implications for rehabilitation after brain damage. J. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 51, S225-S239. 


Jones, M., Harness, E., Denison, P., Tefertiller, C., Evans, N., & Larson, C. (2012). Activity-based therapies in spinal cord injury: clinical focus and empirical evidence in three independent programs. J. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation; 18(1)34-42.


Dromerick, A., Lum, P., & Hidler, J. (2006). Activity-based therapies. J. The American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics 3, 428-438.


Sherpherd RB, C. (2006). The changing face of neurological rehabilitation. J. Revista Brasileira de Fisipterapia 10, 147-156.


Dolbow, D. R., Gorgey, A. S., Recio, A. C., Stiens, S. A., Curry, A. C., Sadowsky, C. L., … McDonald, J. W. (2015). Activity-Based Restorative Therapies after Spinal Cord Injury: Inter-institutional conceptions and perceptions. J. Aging and disease, 6(4), 254–261.


Morawietz, C., Moffat, F. (2013). Effects of locomotor training after incomplete spinal cord injury: a systematic review. J. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 94(11), 2297-2308.


Eng, J. J., & Tang, P. F. (2007). Gait training strategies to optimize walking ability in people with stroke: a synthesis of the evidence. J. Expert review of neurotherapeutics 7(10), 1417–1436.


Behrman, A., Bowden, M., & Nair, P. (2006). Neuroplasticity after spinal cord injury and training: an emerging paradigm shift in rehabilitation and walking recovery. J. Physical Therapy 86(10), 1406–1425.