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Matthew Somma



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Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal which can cause radiculopathy or myelopathy symptoms due to compression of the spinal cord. About 80% of patients of 70 years old have some level of stenosis. There is limited research on prognosis for patients with cervical myelopathy and subsequent spinal decompression surgery. AlterG treadmill (AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill M320/F320, Fremont, CA) is an antigravity treadmill that is considered a body weight support system used in progressive gait retraining. The purpose of this case report is to assess the effectiveness of balance and gait training on the AlterG in a geriatric patient with sever cervical myelopathy who underwent spinal decompression surgery.

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The case report paper for this poster can be found here:


A 6 Week Balance And Gait Training Program Using The AlterG For A Patient With Cervical Myelopathy After Spinal Decompression Surgery: A Case Report



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