Acute and Chronic Effects of Lower Body Positive Pressure Exercise on the Very Elderly: A Pilot Study

  title={Acute and Chronic Effects of Lower Body Positive Pressure Exercise on the Very Elderly: A Pilot Study},
  author={Misa Miura and Masahiro Kohzuki and Osamu Ito and Makoto Nagasaka and Hiroaki Kinoshita and Y. Kawai},
  journal={International Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation},
Treadmill walking with body weight support can decrease weight bearing on the lower extremities and is a routine treatment used for patients with neurological and musculoskeletal injuries. In particular, lower body positive pressure (LBPP) is effective for decreasing ground reaction forces and provides safe gait training after surgical procedures. However, the effects of LBPP on the very elderly are unknown. We report on the acute and chronic  effect of LBPP exercise in very elderly patients… Expand
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