Research & Science

We presenting here the current research and compilations on training and rehabilitation in various diseases or injuries.

In rheumatic disease, physical activity and exercise is important as both preventive and treatment approach.

Today there are many scientific studies showing that physical activity and exercise has positive effects in rheumatic disease, such as increased stamina, strength and often reduced pain. Nothing in the research shows that physical activity would in any way affect adversely the disease, or that the inflammatory activity increases. Rheumatic disease can often cause symptoms of pain, stiffness and fatigue. By being physically active, you can facilitate activities in your daily life. This also reduces the risk of heart / vascular disease and increases the chances for a healthy life.

Source: Informationsbladet "Bra att veta om fysisk aktivitet och träning - för dig med reumatisk sjukdom" från Akademiska sjukhuset i Uppsala

Training provides increased quality of life

Several studies have shown the benefits of resistance training for individuals with RA. One of these is Ronai et al, 2008, which showed that RA patients had increased muscle strength, reduced pain and increased quality of life in their daily lives through resistance training. The same study also recommended RA patients to find safe and effective training methods that take into account their disease and condition.

Source: Ronai, P., Sorace, P., LaFontaine, T. (2008). Resistance Training for Persons With Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.                         Strength & Conditioning Journal. Apr2008, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p32 3p.

Activation Grip has proven to provide the same or higher muscle activity as normal training in two independent studies:

Augustsson, Johan; Wikander, Robert. Kan ett nyutvecklat handledsstöd förbättra möjligheterna för funktionell träning av övre extremiteten för reumatiker? En SEMG-studie. Examensarbete Högskolan i Halmstad, 2011.

Abrahamsson, Filip; Björklin, Jimmy. Hur muskelaktiveringen påverkas vid en inåtrotation i axelleden med och utan Activation Grip. Examensarbete Högskolan i Halmstad, 2012.