EFFECT OF STRETCHING TO RELIEVE SPASTICITY IN NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS- A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

STRETCHING TO RELIEVE SPASTICITY

Authors

  • Aditi Hari Bhilwade
  • Suvarna Ganvir HOD and Professor, Department of Neurophysiotherapy,DVVPF’s College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46858/VIMSJPT.2102

Abstract

Background- Stretching is most commonly used technique to reduce spasticity. There are various techniques in reducing spasticity in neurological conditions. Objective- To investigate the literature evidence for the effect of stretching on spasticity in neurological conditions. Data sources- A systematic review of all literature found in last 20 years are related to the different techniques of stretching to reduce spasticity (keywords: stretching, spasticity) from PubMed, Google scholar, Science direct and Cochrane database of systematic reviews. Electronic searching was used to find the source literature using definitive keywords. Conclusion- There are the wide variety of the studies investigating the effect of stretching to relieve spasticity in neurological conditions. The further studies can be done to investigate the long-term effects of stretching to reduce spasticity.

 

Keywords:

Stretching, Spasticity , Physiotherapy

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2020-06-30

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Bhilwade, A. H. ., & Ganvir, S. (2020). EFFECT OF STRETCHING TO RELIEVE SPASTICITY IN NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS- A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW: STRETCHING TO RELIEVE SPASTICITY. VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 2(1), 3-12. https://doi.org/10.46858/VIMSJPT.2102