Effects of prolonged muscle stretching with constant torque or constant angle on hypertonic calf muscles.

@article{Yeh2005EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prolonged muscle stretching with constant torque or constant angle on hypertonic calf muscles.},
  author={Chun-Yu Yeh and Kuen-Horng Tsai and Jia-Jin Jason Chen},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2005},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={235-41}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of constant-torque prolonged muscle stretching (PMS) treatment in the inhibition of ankle hypertonia with that of constant-angle PMS treatment. DESIGN Before-after comparison. SETTING A university-affiliated teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS Thirty subjects with hemiplegia and hypertonia in the calf muscles. INTERVENTION Ankle plantarflexors were stretched using a motor-driven stretching device capable of operating in either a constant-angle or a… CONTINUE READING

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