AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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Aquatic Treadmill Walking May Increase Exercise Capacity After Stroke

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For patients in rehabilitation after a stroke, walking on an underwater treadmill produces better measures of exercise performance compared to conventional treadmill walking, reports a study in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. “Aquatic treadmill exercise may be a useful option for early intensive aerobic exercise after subacute stroke, as it may both improve their aerobic capacity and maximize functional recovery,” according to the preliminary research by Bo Ryun Kim, MD, PhD, and colleagues of Jeju National University Hospital, Korea. To read more, click here.

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