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Call for Participants

Clinical research is at the center of all advances in rehabilitation science. Help us shape the future of rehabilitation science and participate in our research efforts to improve people's quality of life as it relates to movement and functional capacity. Contact us today to learn how you can support our research in rehabilitation science as a study participant.

Our Research’s Impact

Nick Balenger, a participant in our incomplete spinal cord injury study, spoke about his experience with the program at the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) annual meeting in 2016. Video courtesy of APTA.

Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury


The research project "Effects of Locomotor Training on Cardiorespiratory Function and Walking Performance in People with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury" seeks volunteers who will commit to two separate visits to laboratory for testing at the start and the finish of 12 weeks of FREE locomotor training (90 minutes per session, two sessions per week). To be eligible, you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Classified as having an incomplete spinal cord injury on American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS), grade C or D
  • At least 1 year post-injury
  • Able to stand with or without assistance
  • Free of unmanaged heart, blood, lung, vascular, or metabolic conditions

For information, please contact Dr. Andrew Guccione, Principal Investigator, (aguccion@gmu.edu) or Jared Gollie, Research Assistant, (jgollie@masonlive.gmu.edu).

Muscle Oxygen Use and Sleep Apnea

Researchers measure oxygen use

Researchers in the Department of Rehabilitation Science are conducting a study examining muscle oxygen use in people with obstructed sleep apnea. The study is recruiting people ages 18-55, both with and without a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. Learn more about their study (pdf).

For more information, email Jeffrey Herrick or call 703-993-1263.