Traumatic Brain Injury

Effects of Aerobic Exercise Training

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Research Study Seeking Volunteers:

The purpose of this research study (11-CC-0088) is to improve the understanding of the effect of exercise in persons with traumatic brain injury. This is an outpatient study and you will be asked to come to the NIH for 4 testing visits and 36 exercise visits over 14 weeks. The first and third testing visits will last about four hours and the second and final testing visits will take about two hours. There will also be 12 weeks of treadmill exercise training three days per week for about 1 to 1½ hours at a time.

The investigators will collect information about you including: your medical history and tests of your exercise tolerance. You will undergo 12 weeks of exercise training. You will be asked to complete questionnaires about fatigue, daily physical activity, sleep quality, mood and overall quality of life. This information will contribute to our understanding of the factors that may affect one's recovery from a brain injury.

You may qualify if you:

  • Are between the ages of 21 and 45 years of age
  • Have had a brain injury at least 6 months ago

Compensation is provided. All study-related tests and parking are provided at no cost.

For more information, contact Lisa Chin, or 301-443-9072.

The federal relay TTY number is 1-866-411-1010.
You may also find more information at

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This project is a collaboration of the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM). The CNRM leverages the talents of top clinicians and scientists at the U.S. Department of Defense and the NIH to improve the understanding of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Please visit

Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

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This page last updated on 06/23/2017

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