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Physical models of rehabilitation in neuromuscular disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6888414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Physical methods of treatment for neuromuscular diseases constitute the mainstay of current management. The overall goals of management are the maintenance of independent ambulation and the optimal functional state consistent with the disease process. Maintenance of muscle strength requires regular daily physical activity. An active exercise program can give limited increases of strength in muscular dystrophy dependent on the severity of the disease. Active exercise programs do not result in overwork weakness when properly supervised. Endurance exercise training does not appear to be suitable for Duchenne muscular dystrophy but may have value in the less rapidly progressive neuromuscular diseases. contracture development can be retarded by passive stretching and splinting initiated early in the disease course. Weight control is important both for ambulatory and wheelchair-bound patients. Reliable assessment of the results of physical therapy programs has been improved by the introduction of newer, more objective methods for measuring muscle strength.
P J Vignos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Muscle & nerve     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0148-639X     ISO Abbreviation:  Muscle Nerve     Publication Date:  1983 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-28     Completed Date:  1983-10-28     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803146     Medline TA:  Muscle Nerve     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-38     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Contracture / rehabilitation
Isometric Contraction
Muscle Contraction
Muscular Atrophy / rehabilitation
Muscular Dystrophies / rehabilitation
Neuromuscular Diseases / rehabilitation*
Physical Exertion
Physical Therapy Modalities / methods*

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