Studies

Study Title: Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling for Managing Mobility Disability in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Study Description: The purpose of this research is to understand the effects of functional electrical stimulation cycling (FES) exercise for improving walking and other outcomes for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) who have difficulty with walking.

Participants will be asked to complete one of two, 24-week leg cycling programs. Exercise training will be performed three times per week. Participation would also involve 4 testing session (two lab visits/session), with each session separated by about three months. All study visits will take places at the University of Ottawa (Lees Avenue Campus) at a convenient time.
Recruitment Dates: 2019-05-24 to 2020-12-01
Who can participate: Individuals between 18 and 64 years old with multiple sclerosis who experience difficulty with walking may be eligible to participate. Must be relapse-free in the past 30 days. Participation in this study will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis,"Dr. Lara Pilutti Principal Investigator".
Location of Trial: University of Ottawa,Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab
Contact Information: cepl@uottawa.ca
Trial Funding: MS Society of Canada