Steps: How a Tilt can Help Spinal Cord Patients Walk Again

Author: Andy Fuller and Brandi Klingerman

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Off to one corner of a cavernous gymnasium, Aaron Wolfe prepares to take his place on a treadmill. It’s a routine he knows all too well. Wolfe began rehab for a spinal cord injury in 2005, and body weight-supported treadmill therapy was part of the grueling regimen. He completed that part of the program quite a while ago. Now Wolfe is stepping back onto the treadmill once more, but this time the therapy includes a twist. A tilt, to be precise. If the new technique is successful, it may help improve the lives of thousands of people like him.

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