Research

Neuromuscular Disease

Exercise training for adults with neuromuscular weakness

/ EPSRC and Philips Research

Project:

Exercise training for adults with neuromuscular weakness and limited physical activity: optimising the benefits

Team:

    Aim:

    Understand the effects of high intensity intermittent exercise, moderate intensity continuous exercise and educational intervention on fitness, task performance and barriers to exercise in people with neuromuscular weakness conditions and limited physical activity

    Research Overview:

    Exercise can improve fitness and task performance in everyday activities but how can we optimise these benefits? We do not yet know how different ‘doses’ of exercise affect people with longterm neuromuscular weakness conditions. This study will involve task performance tests and DNA analyses, metabolic and neurophysiology assessments to help understand the effects of different exercise programmes

    Research Importance:

    This study will inform clinical care teams about what the minimum and optimum amounts of exercise are needed to improve everyday function in people with neuromuscular weakness.