Resistance Training for Essential Tremor Conclusion

After a six-week resistance training program involving dumbbell bicep curls, wrist flexion, and wrist extension exercises, functions test results significantly improved.

Results show that a simple dumbbell-based resistance training program had many significant benefits for older adults, with and without essential tremor. This indicated that both groups of older adults can significantly improve many real-world measures of manual dexterity. The greatest benefits following resistance training were gained for the limb most affected due to the disorder. This study is great news for individuals with ET to further explore the use resistance training as a viable therapy for improving upper limb function and ultimately, improving their quality of life.

Study Summary