Effects of Aquatic Pole Walking on the Reduction of Spastic Hypertonia in aPatient with Hemiplegia: A Case Study

@inproceedings{Obata2017EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of Aquatic Pole Walking on the Reduction of Spastic Hypertonia in aPatient with Hemiplegia: A Case Study},
  author={Hiroki Obata and Tetsuya Ogawa and Motonori Hoshino and Chiho Fukusaki and Yohei Masugi and Hirofumi Kobayashi and Hideo Yano and Kimitaka Nakazawa},
  year={2017}
}
  • Hiroki Obata, Tetsuya Ogawa, +5 authors Kimitaka Nakazawa
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Here we report an acute effect of aquatic pole walking (PW) training intervention on a 64-year-old male patient with chronic hemiparesis and symptoms of spasticity in the right lower limb. A comparison of over ground walking before and after 20 minutes of aquatic PW training revealed a significant improvement in gait performance. As a main result, the average speed of walking after the intervention was 0.16 m/s after the intervention as compared to 0.04 m/s in the initial condition. The time… CONTINUE READING

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