Importance of Strength Training of the Triceps Surae Muscles for Improvement of Walking Speed in Patients with Subacute Myelo-Optico-Neuropathy

Toshiaki Suzuki, Sohei Yoshida, Takayuki Nakayoshi
2017 Lettters in Health & Biological Sciences  
Two patients with subacute myelo-optico-neuropathy (SMON) were evaluated by using the functional reach test (FRT) in the standing position, and by measuring the gait speed for 10m before and after strength training of the triceps surae muscles through calf-raise training in the standing position. The reach distance in FRT and the walking speed after strength training of the triceps surae muscles through calf raising were improved compared with those before the calf-raise training in both
more » ... ning in both patients. The results of this study suggested that strength training of the triceps surae muscles improves not only the walking ability but also the balance function in patients with SMON.
doi:10.15436/2475-6245.17.014 fatcat:tkuknzohcfbwzkqamdl2g4545u