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An interactive step training system to reduce falls in people with MS: a randomised controlled trial

Type of Study/Intervention

Allied Health

Recruitment Status


Form of MS

Relapsing remitting MS, Secondary progressive MS, Primary progressive MS

Brief Summary

Stepping impairments increase fall risk in people with MS. The aim of this study is to investigate whether a 6-month period of step-training would improve balance and reduce falls in people with MS.

This study will use an interactive training system as an exercise program to be used in participants’ homes. The interactive system has been developed by our group and was recently tested in a pilot study and was found to be safe and effective in improving stepping, standing balance, coordination and functional performance in people with MS.

Inclusion criteria

  • Aged 18 years and over
  • Confirmed diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Living in the community
  • Mobile and able to walk at least 50 metres with or without mobility aid
  • Able to stand unaided for at least 1min
  • Stable MS symptoms with no relapse in the past 30 days

Recruitment contacts

Mayna Ratanapongleka
Barker Street
NSW 2031
+61 2 9399 1127

TAS (enrolment closed in Tasmania)
Jessica Turner
Research Assistant
Multiple Sclerosis Limited Centre
ABC building
1 Liverpool Street
Hobart TAS 7000
+ 61 477 397 071

ACT (enrolment closed in ACT)
Sophie Robinson
Research Assistant
Multiple Sclerosis Limited Centre
Gloria McKerrow House
117 Denison St
Deakin ACT 2603
+61 400 988 531

Anna Butler
Multiple Sclerosis Limited,
The Nerve Centre,
54 Railway Road,
Blackburn, Melbourne VIC 3130
+61 408368244


Further details

Full details of the trial can be found on the ANZCTR clinical trials database and NeuRA website



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