Assisted bicycle training delays functional deterioration in boys with duchenne muscular dystrophy: the randomized controlled trial “no use is disuse”.

Jansen M, van Alfen N, Geurts AC, de Groot IJ.
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013. 27(9):816-27.
Thirty boys (18 ambulant and 12 wheelchair-dependent) with a DMD were physically trained using an assisted bicycle. After 24 weeks, the total MFM score remained stable in the intervention group, whereas it had significantly decreased in the control group (13 boys with a DMD).

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Keywords: Duchenne muscular dystrophy, exercise training, neuromuscular disease, physical therapy, randomized clinical trial, rehabilitation, strength training

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