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Jeong Jae Lee, Jae Jin Lee, Do Hyun Kim, Sung Joshua Hyun You
An instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) technique has recently been used specifically to inhibit hypertonic muscles and to lengthen muscle fiber shortness. However, it is unknown whether IASTM will show such promising inhibition effects on excessive ankle plantarflexion following stroke. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to use electromyographic (EMG) analysis to determine the ability of IASTM to reduce gastrocnemius (GCM) hypertonicity and concurrently facilitate tibialis anterior (TA) lengthening in a stroke patient...
2014: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
Ali E Oskouei, Ghadam Ali Talebi, Seyed Kazem Shakouri, Kamyar Ghabili
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of neuromobilization combined with routine physiotherapy in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome through subjective, physical, and electrophysiological studies. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (totally 32 hands) were assigned two groups: treatment and control groups. In both groups, patients received the routine physiotherapy. In addition to the routine physiotherapy, patients in the treatment group received neuromobilization...
July 2014: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Ghadam Ali Talebi, Mohammad Taghipour-Darzi, Amin Norouzi-Fashkhami
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The engagement of the first sacral nerve root is one of the most common etiologies in Sciatic Pain Syndrome (SPS). Different interfering methods are used in the physical therapy of people with SPS including physical modalities, exercise therapy, traction, and joint and neuromobilization, depending on the symptoms and radiculopathy phase. The present case study attempts to describe neuromobilization methods in treating chronic radiculopathy of the first sacral nerve root, as well as its abnormal neurodynamic responses...
2010: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Tomasz Wolny, Edward Saulicz, Rafal Gnat, Mirosław Kokosz
QUESTION: Are Butler's neuromobilizations combined with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and traditional post-stroke therapy more effective in reducing affected upper extremity sensory deficits in late-stage stroke subjects than proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation combined with traditional therapy or traditional therapy alone? DESIGN: Pretest-posttest three-group randomized clinical experimental design. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 96 late-stage stroke subjects were randomly assigned to three groups...
September 2010: Clinical Rehabilitation
Kim D Christensen, Kirsten Buswell
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to gather descriptive information concerning the clinical outcomes of patients with cervical and lumbar radiculopathy treated with a nonsurgical, chiropractic treatment protocol in combination with other interventions. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 162 patients with a working diagnosis of radiculopathy who met the inclusion criteria (312 consecutive patients were screened to obtain the 162 cases). Data reviewed were collected initially, during, and at the end of active treatment...
September 2008: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Michał Dwornik, Jolanta Kujawa, Dariusz Białoszewski, Anna Słupik, Wojciech Kiebzak
BACKGROUND: Evidence for the efficacy of therapeutic methods and procedures is being sought in accordance with the principles of Evidence Based Medicine. The choice of a physiotherapy method should be based on its documented efficacy. The purpose of the investigation was to analyse changes in functional disorders of resting muscle tone following neuromobilization treatment in patients with chronic low back pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 108 outpatients treated due to low back pain and neurogenic functional pain referred to the lower extremity...
March 2009: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
Jo M Fasen, Annie M O'Connor, Susan L Schwartz, John O Watson, Chris T Plastaras, Cynthia W Garvan, Creso Bulcao, Stephen C Johnson, Venu Akuthota
This study compared the efficacy of 4 different hamstring-stretching techniques. Flexibility can be achieved by a variety of stretching techniques, yet little research has been performed on the most effective method. The 2 basic types include active stretching, in which range of motion is increased through voluntary contraction, and passive stretching, in which range of motion is increased through external assistance. The 2 types of active stretching include neuromobilization and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)...
March 2009: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Ronald Schenk, Talisha Bhaidani, Boswell Melissa, James Kelley, Timothy Kruchowsky
Various interventions are used by physical therapists to treat neck conditions. Treatments may include exercises based on a direction of preference, cervical spine stabilization, neuromobilization, or traction. The purpose of this case study was to describe the use of mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT) in the management of a patient diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy. The case study involved a 39-year-old male (subject), classified with cervical derangement, hypermobility, and adverse neural tension...
2008: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Clifford W Daub
BACKGROUND: Similar upper extremity symptoms can present with varied physiologic etiologies. However, due to the multifaceted nature of musculoskeletal conditions, a definitive diagnosis using physical examination and advanced testing is not always possible. This report discusses the diagnosis and case management of a patient with two episodes of similar upper extremity symptoms of different etiologies. CASE PRESENTATION: On two separate occasions a forty-four year old female patient presented to a chiropractic office with a chief complaint of insidious right-sided upper extremity symptoms...
2007: Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Zbigniew Sliwiński, Wojciech Kufel, Beata Michalak, Bartłomiej Halat, Wojciech Kiebzak, Magdalena Wilk, Robert Jonak
Background. In pain syndromes involving the lumbo-sacral region, the pelvis, and the lower extremities, the mobility of the hip joint is disrupted by structural and functional changes in tissues, which also cause irritation of the ligaments and muscles of the pelvis. Dislocation of the pelvis with incorrect alignment of the sacroiliac bone leads to an oblique load on the lumbar vertebrae and muscle tension. In recent years whole-body cryotherapy has come to be more and more often applied in the comprehensive treatment of spinal overload syndrome, to reduce pain, relax skeletal muscles, and increase joint mobility...
April 30, 2005: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
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