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Title: Feasibility of ballistic strengthening exercises in neurologic rehabilitation.
Epworth Authors: Williams, Gavin
Other Authors: Clark, Ross
Hansson, Jessica
Paterson, Kade
Keywords: Exercise Therapy
Ballistic Stretching
Muscle Stretching Exercises
Mobility Limitation
Brain Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injury
Trauma, Brain
Injuries, Brain
Injury, Brain, Traumatic
Exercise, Physical
Physical Therapy Techniques
Physiotherapy Department, Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne, Australia
Issue Date: Sep-2014
Citation: Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Sep;93(9):828-33
Abstract: Conventional methods for strength training in neurologic rehabilitation are not task specific for walking. Ballistic strength training was developed to improve the functional transfer of strength training; however, no research has investigated this in neurologic populations. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility of applying ballistic principles to conventional leg strengthening exercises in individuals with mobility limitations as a result of neurologic injuries. Eleven individuals with neurologic injuries completed seated and reclined leg press using conventional and ballistic techniques. A 2 × 2 repeated-measures analysis of variance was used to compare power measures (peak movement height and peak velocity) between exercises and conditions. Peak jump velocity and peak jump height were greater when using the ballistic jump technique rather than the conventional concentric technique (P < 0.01). These findings suggest that when compared with conventional strengthening exercises, the incorporation of ballistic principles was associated with increased peak height and peak velocities.
DOI: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000139
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ISSN: 0894-9115
Journal Title: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Department of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
School of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Walk On Melbourne, Whitten Oval Sporting Complex, West Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Case Series and Case Reports
Appears in Collections:Neurosciences

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