Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is the leading cause of chronic pain and disability in older adults. It impacts both muscle strength and power, contributing to decreased functional mobility. Exercise interventions such as power training are recommended for persons with knee OA. The aim of this literature review was to investigate outcomes following power training as a rehabilitation approach for knee OA. Power training resulted in improved outcomes for persons with knee OA. Power training may be a safe and useful addition to exercise programs for older adults with knee OA. Additional research is needed to determine optimal exercises, dosage, and intensity.
- high-speed resistance training
- knee osteoarthritis
- older adults
- power training
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Geriatrics and Gerontology