International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 10, Part A (2018)
Effect of constraint induced movement therapy with conventional physiotherapy on upper extremities function in patients with stroke
Stroke is the sudden loss of neurological function caused by an interruption of the blood flow to the brain. Constraint induced movement therapy is to reduce movement deficits, improve movement performance and improve real-world functional use of the hemiparetic upper extremity. Conventional physiotherapy follows the inhibitory and facilitatory techniques to reduce the impairments and minimize the disability.
Methods: 20 subjects were selected by simple random sampling and divided into two groups of 10 in each as Group A treated with constraint-induced movement therapy and Group B treated with conventional physiotherapy. Baseline data were assessed on the basis of upper limb motor function using wolf motor function test and pre and post test results were obtained after three weeks of treatment
Results: The results showed statistically that there was a significant difference between the effect of constraint induced movement therapy and conventional physiotherapy on upper limb function in patients with stroke
Conclusion: It has been concluded that constraint induced movement therapy with is more effective than conventional physiotherapy in improving upper limb function in patients with stroke.
How to cite this article:
Dr. K Mohanraj. Effect of constraint induced movement therapy with conventional physiotherapy on upper extremities function in patients with stroke. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(10):01-02.