Journal article

Feasibility of Ballistic Strengthening Exercises in Neurologic Rehabilitation

Gavin Williams, Ross A Clark, Jessica Hansson, Kade Paterson

American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2014


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..

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