Resistance exercise as a treatment for sarcopenia: prescription and delivery
A new publication published in Age and Ageing provides guidance for prescribing and delivering exercise to older people living with sarcopenia.
Resistance exercise is a first-line treatment for sarcopenia, yet the optimal exercise prescription remains uncertain. This provides a significant challenge to those clinicians who want to prescribe exercise effectively to their patients.
Dr Christopher Hurst who is funded by NIHR Newcastle BRC and is lead author comments:
“By bringing together a multidisciplinary team of authors, the work has translated knowledge from sport and exercise science to be applied within a clinical context. It is hoped that the proposed resistance exercise prescription outlined in the paper will be a useful resource for clinicians and exercise practitioners treating older adults with sarcopenia, and ultimately translate into improved care of patients.”
This research was carried out by members of Newcastle University’s AGE research group along with colleagues from AGILE (the professional network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for therapists specialising in the care of older people), Professor Dawn Skelton (Glasgow Caledonian University) and Professor Lynn Rochester (Brain and Movement Group).
Read the full paper here: https://academic.oup.com/ageing/article/51/2/afac003/6527381