Comparison of the impact of a single session of isokinetic or isotonic muscle stretch on gait in patients with spastic hemiparesis.

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OBJECTIVE To establish if isokinetic and isotonic muscle stretch (with or without weight-bearing) of the ankle plantar flexors improves gait in hemiplegic patients. A further aim was to compare the effectiveness of these treatment methods. DESIGN A randomized, parallel group prospective study. SETTING A stroke rehabilitation unit. SUBJECTS Ambulatory… (More)

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@article{Maynard2005ComparisonOT, title={Comparison of the impact of a single session of isokinetic or isotonic muscle stretch on gait in patients with spastic hemiparesis.}, author={Vera Maynard and Abdel Magid Bakheit and S. Shaw}, journal={Clinical rehabilitation}, year={2005}, volume={19 2}, pages={146-54} }