• Users Online: 223
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 94-96

Early strength training using theraband exercises for phase-1 cardiac rehabilitation in a patient with a fractured femur: a case report

1 Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka; SPARC-The Physiotherapy Hub, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Cardiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak; Department of Internal Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, Michigan, USA

Correspondence Address:
Rashida Y Bookwala
SPARC-The Physiotherapy Hub, JVPD 10th Road, Juhu, Mumbai- 400049, Maharashtra
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1110-6611.196779

Rights and Permissions

The effectiveness of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR) following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is well established. However, ACS complicated by an orthopedic limitation, poses greater challenges to early mobilization. Thus, there is a need for an alternative rehabilitation approach to improving exercise capacity and in preventing and reducing associated complications during convalescence. This case report highlights the value and utility of using low level resistance exercises to the upper limb with theraband exercise during an inpatient or phase-1 CR program. A low intensity theraband regimen for the upper limb was administered based on the number of repetitions performed to fatigue. The functional improvements observed and the ability of the patient to tolerate the therapy suggests a potential role for theraband exercises in phase-1 CR in ACS patients with selected orthopedic limitations.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded116    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal