Clinical efficacy and prognostic indicators for lower limb pedalling exercise early after stroke: study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial

Nicola J Hancock, Lee Shepstone, Philip Rowe, Phyo Kyaw Myint, Valerie Pomeroy

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    Abstract

    It is known that repetitive, skilled, functional movement is beneficial in driving functional reorganisation of the brain early after stroke. This study will investigate a) whether pedalling an upright, static exercise cycle, to provide such beneficial activity, will enhance recovery and b) which stroke survivors might be able to participate in pedalling.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTrials
    Volume12
    Issue number68
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2011

    Keywords

    • bicycling
    • disability evaluation
    • electromyography
    • equipment design
    • exercise therapy
    • humans
    • Lower Extremity
    • motor activity
    • muscle contraction
    • muscle strength
    • muscle weakness
    • recovery of function
    • research design
    • stroke
    • time factors
    • treatment outcome

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