Effects of muscle strengthening exercises using a Thera-Band on lower limb function of hemiplegic stroke patients.

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

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