Prescribed aerobic exercise and the recovery from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) among children and adolescents: A Randomised Controlled Trial Protocol
Children with moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries often have associated physical impairments such as muscle weakness, incoordination, and spasticity as long term sequelae of their injury. The current practice is to provide an individualised therapy program consisting of retraining of motor tasks, specific muscle strengthening and coordination exercises, and fitness and balance activities. However the use of an aerobic exercise program specifically prescribed to the needs of patients as part of the therapy regimen has not been used consistently or evaluated formally. This proposed randomised controlled trial aims to evaluate the benefits of including prescribed aerobic exercises as part of the therapy program in this patient population.
Lawrence T Lam, L. T. (2008). Prescribed aerobic exercise and the recovery from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) among children and adolescents: A randomised controlled trial protocol. In N. P. Beaulieu (Ed.), Physical activity and children: New research (pp. 241-252). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publisher.