LegTutor, ArmTutor Exercise for multiple sclerosis



In the January edition of Multiple Sclerosis Journal, http://bit.ly/hnKOSe Dr. Johnny Collett and his group from Movement Science Group, School of Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, UK and Physiotherapy Research Unit, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford UK report on Exercise for multiple sclerosis

The group compared three groups undertaking cycling exercises at different intensities. Each group exercised for 20 min twice a week for 12 weeks. The continuous group worked for 20 mins at 45% peak power, the intermittent group worked for 20 mins according to 30 sec on, 30 sec off at 90% peak power and the combined group worked 10 mins continuous and 10 mins intermittent. The group concluded that a greater benefited was associated with higher-intensity exercise, but this may be less well tolerated.

The HandTutor and LegTutor system encourages intensive massed and motivating exercise practice of the upper and lower extremities and is used in MS patients.



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