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Muscle strength

Physio findings: exercise may slightly lessen hand osteoarthritis

Frontline article - Posted on 13/03/2017

Caroline White on the latest Physio research. Physio ...

Relationship between foot pain, muscle strength and size: a systematic review

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 24/02/2017

Background Foot pain is common and disabling and thought to be associated with muscle weakness. Understanding the relationship between pain and weakness may help identify effective treatment targets. ...

Reliability of the hand held dynamometer in measuring muscle strength in people with interstitial lung disease

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/08/2016

Objective To evaluate the inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of the hand held dynamometer in measuring muscle strength in people with interstitial lung disease (ILD). Design Test retest ...

Improvement in upper leg muscle strength underlies beneficial effects of exercise therapy in knee osteoarthritis: secondary analysis from a randomised controlled trial

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 01/06/2015

Objectives Although exercise therapy is effective for reducing pain and activity limitations in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), the underlying mechanisms are unclear. This study aimed to ...

How sustainable is strength training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/09/2010

Objectives To examine whether the benefits from strength training are sustained after an initial training period in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Data ...

Weight training builds muscle in children with CP, study finds

Frontline article - Posted on 26/06/2009

A physiotherapist-led study has shown that children with cerebral palsy are able to increase muscle bulk through strength training, which it is hoped will help them to maintain function as they get older. ...

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