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Clinical efficacy and prognostic indicators for lower limb pedalling exercise early after stroke : study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial

Hancock, Nicola J and Shepstone, Lee and Rowe, Philip and Myint, Phyo Kyaw and Pomeroy, Valerie (2011) Clinical efficacy and prognostic indicators for lower limb pedalling exercise early after stroke : study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials, 12 (68). ISSN 1745-6215

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Abstract

It is known that repetitive, skilled, functional movement is beneficial in driving functional reorganisation of the brain early after stroke. This study will investigate a) whether pedalling an upright, static exercise cycle, to provide such beneficial activity, will enhance recovery and b) which stroke survivors might be able to participate in pedalling.