Rehabilitation for Kidney Disease – Using HUR Leg Extension Curl Rehab Equipment
Ulla-Britt Flansbjer, PT, PhD, Michael Miller, PT, PhD, David Downham, PhD and Jan Lexell MD, PhD
Department of Rehabilitation, Lund University Hospital, Lund; Department of Health Sciences, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Lund University, Malmö; Department of Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy, Lund University, Lund, Sweden; Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK; Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Lund University, Lund and Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
Research Description: The research objective is to evaluate the effects of progressive resistance training on muscle strength, muscle tone, gait performance and perceived participation after stroke.
Results: The research concluded that progressive resistance training is an effective intervention to improve muscle strength in chronic stroke. There appear to be long-term benefits, but further studies are needed to clarify the effects, specifically of progressive resistance training on gait performance and participation.