Isometric Exercise in DMD Found to Improve Boys’ Strength, Function

Isometric Exercise in DMD Found to Improve Boys’ Strength, Function

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Isometric Exercise in DMD Found to Improve Boys’ Strength, Function

Mild to moderate isometric leg exercise — contractions of a particular muscle or group of muscles — is safe and improves muscle strength and functional ability in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) who are able to walk, a study suggests. The study, “Safety, feasibility, and efficacy of strengthening exercise in Duchenne muscular dystrophy,” was published in the journal Muscle & Nerve. Isometric muscle contractions in the legs occur during exercise when force is generated…

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