Effects of Mild Hypothermia and Aquatic Exercise on Functional Activity after Spinal Cord Injury in the Rats

백서의 척수손상 후 중강도 저체온법과 수중운동이 운동기능에 미치는 영향

  • 윤영제 (동신대학교대학원 물리치료학과) ;
  • 이정훈 (조선대학교 대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 이병훈 (조선대학교 대학원 보건학과)
  • Received : 2009.11.30
  • Accepted : 2010.04.08
  • Published : 2010.04.28


This study was designed to investigate the effects of mild hypothermia and Aquatic exercise on function Activity after experimental Spinal Cord Injury(SCI) rats. Experimental groups were divided into the control group (non-treatment after SCI induction), group I(hypothermia after SCI induction), group II(exercise after SCI induction), group III(hypothermia and exercise after SCI induction). After operation, rats were examined neurological motor behavior test at 3, 7, 14, 21 days and Immunohistochemical assessment at 3, 7, 21 days.Each other 14 days were a statistically significant difference between control group and group II, III(p<.001) in BBB scale, between control group and group III(p<.05) in grid walk test. In mmunohistochemical assessment, there was appeared highest express in group III. Based on these results, mild hypothermia and exercise was effected functional Activity after SCI.


SCI;Mild Hypothermia;Aquatic Exercise


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