Cormie, P., Newton, R. U, Spry, N., Joseph, D., Taaffe, D. R & Galvaõ, DA. (2013). Safety and efficacy of resistance exercise in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases,16(4), 328-335. United Kingdom: Nature Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1038/pcan.2013.22
Due to concerns of fragility fracture, exercise is a perceived contraindication for prostate cancer patients with bone metastases. These patients experience significant functional impairment and muscle atrophy, which may lead to an increased likelihood of skeletal complications (i.e., pathological fracture, bone pain) and/or falls. Safe resistance exercise prescription may counteract this effect. The aim of this feasibility trial was to determine the safety and efficacy of resistance exercise by prostate cancer survivors with bone metastatic disease.
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