Effect of Exercise on Physical Recovery of People with Locked-In Syndrome after Stroke: What Do We Know from the Current Evidence? A Systematic Review

Conclusion: Studies indicate a positive trend of effect of exercise for physical recovery of people with LIS after stroke including the improvement of muscle strength, tone, walking ability, and activity in daily living. Mixed physical exercises were used. The effects were not significant. No adverse event has been reported. The quality of the existing evidence is relatively low since the papers were either case series or case studies. Further studies are needed on exercise types and dosages for better prescriptions for people with LIS after stroke. This may help to extend their lives with better control of the complications and to improve their quality of life.Cerebrovasc Dis Extra 2018;8:90 –95
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