Intensive exercise practice improves walking ability in Stroke patients

Resistive training is the use of closed kinetic chain CKC exercise practice. Lee NY et al writing in  NeuroRehabilitation, 04/16/2013  show that both closed kinetic chain CKC exercises and open kinetic chain exercises OKC in a group of stroke patients performing physiotherapy 5 times per week for 6 weeks showed are an effective treatment method for improving normal gait patterns in stroke patients. These findings may be attributed to the fact that  CKC and OKC exercise induced use of the ankle and knee muscles and provided repetitive sensory input from the affected foot. The researchers are from the Department of Rehabilitation Science, Graduate School, Daegu University, Kyeongbuk, Republic of Korea. The LegTutor and 3DTutor is used for customized closed kinetic chain CKC and open kinetic chain exercise practice.

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