The role of and possibilities for physical conditioning programmes in the rehabilitation of traumatically brain-injured persons.

Department of Exercise Science, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Brain Injury (Impact Factor: 1.86). 01/1990; 4(4):407-14. DOI: 10.3109/02699059009026194
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT The development of rehabilitation programmes for traumatically brain-injured persons is a complex and multidisciplinary effort. One aspect of such programmes is the development of physical work capacity via exercise or physical conditioning. This paper reviews literature dealing with the physical work capacity following traumatic brain injury and its responses to training. The incorporation of physical activity into a specific rehabilitation programme is described and the possible roles of exercise in the rehabilitation programme are discussed.