Effects of short term water immersion on peripheral reflex excitability in hemiplegic and healthy individuals: A preliminary study

@inproceedings{Cronin2016EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of short term water immersion on peripheral reflex excitability in hemiplegic and healthy individuals: A preliminary study},
  author={Neil J Cronin and A Valtonen and Benjamin J Waller and Tapani P{\"o}yh{\"o}nen and Janne Avela},
  booktitle={Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Reflex excitability is increased in hemiplegic patients compared to healthy controls. One challenge of stroke rehabilitation is to decrease the effects of hyperreflexia, which may be possible with water immersion. Methods/Aims: The present study examined the effects of acute water immersion on electrically-evoked Hmax:Mmax ratios (a measure of reflex excitability) in 7 hyperreflexive hemiplegic patients and 7 age-matched healthy people. Hmax:Mmax ratios were measured from soleus on… CONTINUE READING

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