Randomized controlled trial of strength training in post-polio patients.

  title={Randomized controlled trial of strength training in post-polio patients.},
  author={K. Ming Chan and Nasim Amirjani and Mae Sumrain and Anita Clarke and Fay J Strohschein},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  volume={27 3},
Many post-polio patients develop new muscle weakness decades after the initial illness. However, its mechanism and treatment are controversial. The purpose of this study was to test the hypotheses that: (1) after strength training, post-polio patients show strength improvement comparable to that seen in the healthy elderly; (2) such training does not have a deleterious effect on motor unit (MU) survival; and (3) part of the strength improvement is due to an increase in voluntary motor drive… CONTINUE READING
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