General and applied models of muscle strengthening in healthy and rehabilitating elderly males and females (from 55 years)

Project Details


This proposal aims: (1) To quntify the muscle strengt and power at older age (+55 years) (2) To determine of sex on loss of muscle function. (3) To develop rehabilitation regimens effective in ameliorating the effects of ageing and inactivity on muscle function. The following objective is proposed: To develop applied models of muscle strengthening and rehabilitation specially for the needs of the elderly. Rehabilitation regimens wich reflect the need for acute hospital based re-education of muscle function will be developed.
Effective start/end date1/01/9831/12/01


  • kinesiology
  • gerontology
  • isokenetics

Flemish discipline codes

  • Basic sciences