LaTrobe University want to find out if young people with Prader-Willi syndrome get stronger by lifting weights in the gym.
What is involved?
Your adolescent or young adult would be allocated at random to either an exercise group, or be asked to continue their regular daily activities (control group).
The exercise group participants will be teamed up with a physiotherapist. The physiotherapist will help your adolescent or young adult to exercise at a local gym, twice a week for 10 weeks, for approximately 45 - 60 minutes. The days and times of training will be decided in consultation with you.
The control group will be asked to continue their regular daily activities for 10 weeks, while the exercise program is running. Once this has finished, they will have the opportunity to take part in the 10-week exercise program with a physiotherapist, at a local gym.
We will measure how strong your adolescent or young adult is before they start the program, and after it finishes.
How much will it cost?
We will cover the cost of the gym visits and will contribute a small amount towards the cost of your travel associated with the project.
Who will be taking part?
Young people with Prader-Willi syndrome aged 13 - 39 years.
Who is organising this study?
Prof Kim Shields and Prof Nick Taylor are research physiotherapists at LaTrobe University, and Prof Kim Bennell is a research physiotherapist at Melbourne University.
If you are interested in taking part of you have any questions regarding the study, please contact Prof Nora Shields 03 9479 5852 or N.Shields@latrobe.edu.au