Delayed and reduced intralimb muscular coupling during postural reactions in individuals with incomplete spinal cord injury
Postural strategies are enabled by rapid muscle activation sequences to prevent a fall. Intralimb muscular couplings underlie these postural strategies are likely impaired after incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI), leading to inappropriate postural reactions and increased fall risk; yet, the nature of these changes is unknown. The goal of the study is to identify changes occurring in intralimb coupling following a perturbation in individuals with iSCI. Muscular couplings are delayed in individuals with iSCI, which might contribute to postural reaction deficits.