While our product is new, studies have long shown the health benefits of resistance exercise. Here we will share and highlight a variety of studies to support individuals with conditions that limit their mobility.
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
Colorado State University student, Jesse Brown, presents a research paper looking at the benefits of elastic resistance exercise in treating Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury. While the onset and progression of these conditions is quite different, these individuals all struggle with balance, muscle atrophy, strength loss, and decreased gait coordination. Studies, across the board, show that resistance exercise is a beneficial tool to help manage or improve symptoms.
For individuals with Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury, muscle atrophy and strength loss was largely due to the disuse of the muscles throughout the progression of the diseases. As patients lose muscle, mobility becomes more challenging. Resistance exercise is a valuable tool that can help prevent the loss of muscle, manage symptoms and improve physical function and quality of life. By prescribing simple exercise programs, clinicians can help support adherence and positive health outcomes for their patients.