Determine if attaining aerobic fitness is beneficial in producing cortical neuroplasticity in individuals with chronic stroke.
Crossover clinical trial. Experimental group undergoes 3x/wk/6 months of aerobic conditioning. Control group performs usual daily activities. All participants will be assessed with cognitive and motor behavioral testing at baseline, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months.
- Rehabilitation exercise Behavioral
Intervention Desc: Rehab therapy is delivered for 8 weeks. ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: 1
- Allocation: Randomized
- Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
- Purpose: Treatment
- Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
- Intervention: Crossover Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Motor learning behavioral measures; executive function behavioral measures.||Baseline, 8 weeks, 12 weeks||Yes|
|Secondary||Peak V02 and other aerobic capacity measures. Physical disability measures.||Baseline, 8 weeks, 12 weeks||Yes|