AMES Treatment of the Proximal Arm in Chronic Stroke "AMES"

Recruiting

Phase 1 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Ischemic or Hemorrhagic stroke affecting the right arm
- One year or longer since stroke
- Severe impairment of right arm with a baseline upper extremity Fugl-Meyer score between 8-24
- Right elbow and shoulder spasticity (Ashworth score ≤3)
- Right shoulder abduction-elbow flexion dyssynergia

Exclusion Criteria

- Exercise intolerance
- Co-morbidities limiting arm movement (e.g. shoulder subluxation)
- Chronic pain
- Cognitive dysfunction preventing compliance with instructions
- Participation in other ongoing research studies
- Plans to initiate or discontinue any physical/occupational therapy during the period of enrollment