Journal article

The effects of rehabilitation on the muscles of the trunk following prolonged bed rest

Julie A Hides, Gunda Lambrecht, Carolyn A Richardson, Warren R Stanton, Gabriele Armbrecht, Casey Pruett, Volker Damann, Dieter Felsenberg, Daniel L Belavy

European Spine Journal | SPRINGER | Published : 2011

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by European Space Agency

Awarded by German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Awarded by German Research Foundation (DFG)

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank the subjects who participated in the study, and the staff of ward 18A in the Charite Campus Benjamin Franklin Hospital, Berlin, Germany. We would also like to acknowledge Professor Chris Snijders and Christine Hamilton. Christine Hamilton contributed to the development of the rehabilitation program and assisted in delivering the program to the first group of subjects. The 2nd Berlin BedRest Study was supported by grant 14431/02/NL/SH2 from the European Space Agency and grant 50WB0720 from the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The 2nd Berlin BedRest Study was also sponsored by Novotec Medical, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Siemens, Osteomedical Group, Wyeth Pharma, Servier Deutschland, P&G, Kubivent, Seca, AstraZeneka and General Electric. The rehabilitation project was funded by the European Space Agency. Julie A Hides was supported by a travel grant from The University of Queensland, Australia. Gunda Lambrecht was supported by a grant from the European Space agency and Daniel L. Belavy was supported by a post-doctoral fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The investigations in the current study were also supported by grant number FE 468/5-1 from the German Research Foundation (DFG).