The effect of casting combined with stretching on passive ankle dorsiflexion in adults with traumatic head injuries.

@article{Moseley1997TheEO,
  title={The effect of casting combined with stretching on passive ankle dorsiflexion in adults with traumatic head injuries.},
  author={Anne M. Moseley},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={1997},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={
          240-7; discussion 248-59
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Ankle plantar-flexion contractures are a common problem following traumatic head injury. Although serial casting is used to correct and prevent ankle plantar-flexion contractures, treatment efficacy has not been evaluated using an experimental design. The aim of this research was to establish the effect of a regimen of casting combined with stretching on passive ankle dorsiflexion motion. SUBJECTS Nine people who had sustained traumatic closed head injuries and had… CONTINUE READING
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