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Endurance Training – Lower Limb

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  • The recommended duration for a lower limb endurance exercise session is 30 minutes (e.g. 30 minutes of walking and/or cycling).
  • If a patient is very debilitated, the duration of the initial exercise sessions can be shortened (e.g. to 10 minutes with short rests if required).  The duration should be built up towards 30 minutes in duration during the first two weeks of the program.
  • If a stationary cycle is available, the program can be split into 15 minutes of cycling and 15 minutes of walking.

Examples of exercise prescriptions for patients with varying degrees of disease severity and disability are available.