Han SS, Her JJ, Kim YJ
The aim of this study was to verify the effect of muscle strengthening exercises using Thera-Band on the lower limbs. A control group (16) and experimental group (16) were selected from stroke patients who were hospitalized for 5 months. While only acupuncture therapy and physical therapy were used on the control group, acupuncture, physical therapy and additional muscle strengthening exercises using a red thera-band were used on the experimental group. Muscle strengthening was performed 20 minutes per session, more than one session a day for 4 weeks. The authors concluded that muscle strengthening exercises using a Thera-Band can be used as an effective intervention to improve the function of the lower limb of hemiplegic stroke patients.
Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi, 2007, 37(6), 844-54