APT helps Increase Endurance, and Reduce Fatigue.
26 patients (with ‘advanced M.S.’) were put in to one of four groups (for an 8 week study):
- A Exercise group with physiotherapist;
- B Discussion group with the social worker and nurse;
- AB Exercise and discussion group.
- O Control group: no exercise and no discussion group;
- Distance covered in a 6 minute sub-maximal walk or arm,
- pedal fitness test,
- measured Fatigue scores,
- Physical and mental composite scores.
- A 28% increase in distance covered by the exercise groups, no significant changes in others.
- Fatigue decreased significantly for the exercise groups, but not in others.
- “Considerably disabled MS patients were able to exercise
safely and effectively to improve endurance and fatigue ratings.”
The Active Passive Trainer was one of several exercising methods used by Sandra Brunham, MSc, BSR Physiotherapist,
at the M.S. Clinic at University of British Columbia Hospital, Vancouver, B.C.
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