Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1234
Results 31 to 36 of 36

Thread: Dr. Wise Young speaks.

  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by niallel View Post
    I bet everyone has these feelings from time to time, I know I do. But maybe they are best kept for your bedroom/family/friends rather than in a forum where everyone else is in the same situation and comes with hope.
    No one should be censoring their feelings, they are real.


    Quote Originally Posted by niallel View Post
    Thanks Jim, all sounds great. Your thoughts on the arm doing the walking training alone before the cells is very interesting.

    Is the protocol that was approved for the walking training available anywhere? I'd love to know if rehab centers near me would be able to do it before. Seems like a better use of time doing this than normal rehab, working towards a goal always pushes me on.
    The protocol isn't public yet. There are plans to train all places that are interested, including VA facilities in the US.


    Quote Originally Posted by Schmeky View Post
    No timelines on Phase II and III. I can only guess, but probably 3 - 5 years for Phase II, then another 3 - 5 for Phase III. So probably 6 - 10 years before this could be considered "available" as an approved treatment.

    Many cannot afford this, so unless some form of funding surfaces, this will be limited to those with cash funds. Lodging, transportation, the everyday expenses of SCI, plus this therapy could easily be $100,000.00+ a year.
    The Phase II will take about a year to complete (6 months per patient, 1 surgery per facility, every 2 weeks.)


    Quote Originally Posted by #LHB# View Post
    Aaaaaaahh... to be a community walker again!

    Jim,
    Will all SCI’s be able to get compassionate use or will it just be complete Asia A’s?
    Will be up to the FDA.

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    No one should be censoring their feelings, they are real.




    The protocol isn't public yet. There are plans to train all places that are interested, including VA facilities in the US.




    The Phase II will take about a year to complete (6 months per patient, 1 surgery per facility, every 2 weeks.)




    Will be up to the FDA.
    Training Rehabilitation facilities and VAs with that exercise curriculum showing positive results will be a giant step in the right direction.

    In my opinion, especially VAs. Who at least around here in New York seem to be much more active in bringing people in for research.

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    No one should be censoring their feelings, they are real.
    Maybe you need to create another forum for people who believe there will never be a cure :-)


    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    The protocol isn't public yet. There are plans to train all places that are interested, including VA facilities in the US.
    Thanks Jim, it would be good if it was published - not everyone is in the US.

  4. #34
    Senior Member Schmeky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    West Monroe, LA, USA
    Posts
    3,415
    What's a realistic projected time line for availability of the complete therapy program?

  5. #35
    One question---with the 6/6/6 therapy program, how do the therapists handle quads who have no trunk control? Do they use some sort of aluminum back brace like the ones used when someone breaks their back? Even the standing frames support the trunk while standing. Any info on this issue would be helpful.

  6. #36
    Senior Member Rick1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Carlsbad, CA
    Posts
    723
    Dynamic core stability, including regulation of intra-abdominal-pressure, is essential for purposeful movement. I would hope that would be an early training goal, in order to minimize compensation.

    It will be interesting to see if the physical therapy prescription allows for some personalization, or if it must necessarily be kept more generalized.
    Know Thyself

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 154
    Last Post: 12-18-2012, 09:28 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-18-2004, 12:12 PM
  3. Dr. Wise Young and I...!
    By Lewis in forum Life
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-09-2003, 06:55 PM
  4. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-29-2002, 10:10 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •