Muscle conditioning in late poliomyelitis.

  • G. Einarsson
  • Published 1991 in Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation


To study the adaptability of postpolio muscles, 12 subjects (mean age 54 years) participated in a high-intensity resistance exercise program. Seventy-five percent met the criteria for postpolio syndrome. Isometric and isokinetic strength and muscle endurance were measured. Polio-affected muscles were identified in muscle biopsies. The biopsies were also… (More)


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