Title

Soleus stretch reflex in subjects with cerebrovascular accident

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-2010

Abstract

Aims: The conclusion that circumferential pressure decreases reflex activity in subjects with neuromuscular disorders including cerebrovascular accidents has recently come under scrutiny due to the methods used to analyze its effects. Thus far, studies used to determine circumferential pressure’s efficacy on motor neuron reflex excitability have mainly used the H-reflex technique on resting muscle. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect that circumferential pressure has on the soleus stretch reflex (SSR) when superimposed onto a voluntary ramp movement in patients with cerebrovascular accident (CVA).

Publication Title

International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

Volume

17

Issue

3

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