Power Training in Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis

Marie B. Corkery*, Craig P. Hensley, Margaret K Danilovich, Victoria S. Davila, Kevin K. Chui

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalTopics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • high-speed resistance training
  • knee osteoarthritis
  • older adults
  • power training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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