Table 1

Proposed exercise protocol according to disease stage

StageExercises
0 (no impairment or very mild impairment)Aerobic, resistance and stretching exercises
1 (mild impairment)Aerobic, resistance or active-assisted and stretching exercises
2 (mild to moderate impairment)Aerobic, resistance (unaffected muscles), active or active-assisted (affected muscles) and stretching exercises
3 (moderate impairment)Aerobic (if possible), active-assisted, passive mobilisation and stretching exercises
4 (moderate to severe impairment)Stretching and passive or active-assisted mobilisation