Structured home exercise programmes beneficial, safe and practical in Huntingtons disease and other movement disorders

Published in Clinical Rehabilitation, 02/27/2013 Dr. Khalil H et a from the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology look at home exercise physical therapy (PT) in early to mid-stage Huntington’s disease patients.  aim of this study was to explore feasibility, safety and outcome of an exercise intervention in people with Huntington’s disease. The exercise dose was three times a week for eight weeks at 35 minutes per day. Looking at the outcome measures of gait speed, balance, function and level of physical activity, the group concluded that structured home exercise programmes are feasible, beneficial and safe for people with early to mid-stage of Huntington’s disease.

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