Reduction of Elbow Flexor and Extensor Spasticity Following Muscle Stretch

@inproceedings{AlZamil1995ReductionOE,
  title={Reduction of Elbow Flexor and Extensor Spasticity Following Muscle Stretch},
  author={Zeid M. Al-Zamil and N. F. Hassan and Wajid Hassan},
  year={1995}
}
To test the question that sustained continuous mechanical stretch could effectively reduce spasticity, sixteen patients with mild to moderate spasticity mainly in the elbow flexors and with an increased resistance to passive flexion and extension of the elbow joint were studied. Reduction of spasticity was measured as a decrease in the amplitude of the EMG response to the passive stretch.Mechanical stretch was maintained by applying a five pound sand bag in the ante rior proximal part of the… CONTINUE READING