Home Based Tele-exercise for People With Chronic Neurological Impairments (Telex)

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Burke Medical Research Institute
Updated on 16 June 2022


To assess the impact of a 12-week virtual seated physical intervention on cardiovascular health and wellness in people with chronic neurological impairments (CNI).


This study aims to examine how effective seated Zoom exercise classes are for a person with CNI for addressing cardiovascular health, physical wellness and quality of life. If these classes prove to be effective, online platforms could be a viable avenue for those with CNI to exercise and increase/maintain wellness without having to leave their homes. The investigators are also attempting to determine if a class with a live instructor vs a pre-recorded class has an effect on motivation, compliance, exertion and modifications/safety.

The entire process, including screening and consenting, will be done via Zoom and Redcap, potentially providing a blueprint for the future studies. This process can enable participants to participate in studies with minimal inconvenience, expense and effort of traveling for the consent process.

Condition Neurologic Disorder, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Hemiplegia, Hemiparesis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson Disease, Trauma, Brain, Transverse Myelitis, Friedreich Ataxia
Treatment Seated exercise
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04564495
SponsorBurke Medical Research Institute
Last Modified on16 June 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Participants with chronic (>6 months) neurological impairments
18 to 75 years of age
Participants who can provide a medical clearance to participate in the program
Participants who can remain seated for at least one hour
Heart rate/BP considerations, per each participant's MD
Participants must be able to don/doff HR monitor without assistance, or have assistance if necessary
Participants must maintain their current exercise/physical activity routine during the course of the study
Clinically stable with no other neurological, medical or cognitive impairments
Reliable Internet connection and ability to use Zoom platform
Participants must speak and understand English
No contraindication/limitations to exercise
Currently exercising 2 days or less per week

Exclusion Criteria

Participants with any cognitive impairment preventing safe and accurate participation in the program
Medical issues preventing safe participation
Other problems possibly contraindicating autonomous exercise at home if no supervision available
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