The team says that daily treadmill training over several weeks eventually enabled the rats to regain full weight-bearing
walking, including backwards, sideways and at running speed.
Of the patients, 55% had full weight-bearing
capabilities, 42% were unable to bear weight, and 3% were able to partially bear weight.
We use such a pool in the early rehab stages for lower extremity injuries and other situations where running in a full weight-bearing
mode is impossible.
The patient did well, progressing to full weight-bearing
capacity, and finished a 7-week course of linezolid.
Any exercise done in a full weight-bearing
position--that is, standing--can strengthen bones.