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Electrophysiological Measurement

The Electrophysiological Measurement Laboratory offers research capabilities in motor and sensory evoked potential studies, diagnostic electromyography, fine wire and skin electrode kinesiological electromyography, integrated with exercise dynamometry, transcranial magnetic stimulation and clinical applications of electrical stimulation.

Current Studies:

At this time we are actively seeking individuals with multiple sclerosis to participate in an on-going study:

Effects of a home electrical stimulation program on incontinence and gait in multiple sclerosis.

We soon will be recruiting subjects to participate in the use of passive motion [isokinetic dynamometry] to objectively document spasticity at the ankle, prior to and after physical therapy intervention.

Biodex knee ext

Collaboration would be welcomed in the expansion of two pilot studies:

Effects of botulinum toxin injection on nerve and muscle function

and

Objective screening for suprascapular nerve compromise in overhead athletes.

For more information, contact

Joyce Campbell, PhD, PT, EN; Joyce.Campbell@csulb.edu

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF ELECTRICAL STIMULATION ON INCONTINENCE AND WALKING IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

 

IF YOU ARE ENGLISH SPEAKING, 18 YEARS OF AGE, OR OLDER, AND HAVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, YOU MAY BE A CANDIDATE TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR STUDY.

SUBJECTS MUST BE ABLE TO WALK AROUND THEIR HOME

(WITH OR WITHOUT ASSISTIVE DEVICES)

AND BE FREE OF INDWELLING URINARY CATHETERS.

 

 

THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY IS TO DOCUMENT THE EFFECT OF A HOME ELECTRICAL STIMULATION PROGRAM ON URINARY AND FECAL INCONTINENCE AS WELL AS SPASTICITY AND WALKING IN INDIVIDUALS WITH MS.

 

PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE PHYSICAL THERAPY EVALUATION, AND BE PROVIDED WITH AN ELECTRICAL STIMULATOR FOR USE AT HOME DURING THE STUDY. THE EVALUATION WILL BE REPEATED AT THE END OF 8 WEEKS OF DAILY HOME STIMULATION AND THEN ONE MORE TIME AFTER 4 WEEKS OF 3 TIMES/WEEK STIMULATION.  

 

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A REPORT OF THEIR RESULTS BUT WILL NOT BE PAID FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Joyce Campbell, Ph.D., P.T., Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

California State University, Long Beach,

jcampb8116@aol.com or  Joyce.Campbell@csulb.edu

 

 

CPTA 2015 Dr. Joyce Campbell and DPT 2015 graduate Dr. Carly Harris at CPTA in 2015