Muscle strength cutoff-points for functional independence in men with spinal cord injury

Takeaway

  • There is a clear link between muscle strength and independence in those with spinal cord injury (SCI), with relative peak torque being a better predictor than absolute peak torque.

Why this matters

    These results establish cutoff points for muscle strength required for better functional independence and wheelchair skills, and could be used by healthcare providers in terms of determining rehabilitation goals for those with SCI.