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Galileo Research Fact Sheet #144: Can 3 weeks of Galileo Therapy improve balance in COPD patients?


This study documented the effects of Galileo Therapy on balance and muscle function in COPD patients during a 3-week clinic-based intensive therapy. Both groups received 5 times per week an intensive endurance (15 minutes) and strength (30 minutes, using different machines) training program.

In addition both groups received 3 times per week just 4*2 minutes slow dynamic squatting exercises (30°-90° knee bend) with or without Galileo Mechanostimulation.

The Galileo group showed significantly higher effects with improvements in balance between 14% (one-leg stance, eyes open) and 28% (Semi-Tandem stance, closed eyes). In addition the study reported significant improvements in muscle function (e.g. walking distance) al already reported by other Galileo studies (#GRFS124, #GRFS107, #GRFS34, #GRFS32).

Considering that only 24 of 250 Therapy minutes per week where performed with Galileo Therapy this shows once more how effective and efficient Galileo Therapy can be used in highly deconditioned patients with considerable impairment of lung function. Therapy - COPD, Balance   

Product groups: Galileo® Therapy Systems
Topics: Muscle-Bone Relation, Concept Diagnostics & Therapy, Training & Study Support, Therapy & Prevention with Galileo®