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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 6, Issue 8, Part C (2020)

Comparative study of Faradic muscle stimulation with myofascial release and Faradic muscle stimulation with passive stretching to improve hand muscle function in chronic stroke patients - A randomized controlled trial

Author(s)
Dr. Siddhima Hardikar and Dr. Sanjiv Kumar
Abstract
Objective: To compare effectiveness of Faradic muscle stimulation with myofascial release and Faradic muscle stimulation with passive stretching to improve hand muscle function in chronic stroke patients as compared to conventional exercise protocol.
Background: There is limited study available that compares myofascial release and passive stretching, with the conventional exercise protocol used for treatment to improve hand muscle function in chronic stroke patients.
Study design: Randomized controlled trial
Methods: Ethical clearance was taken from college and consent was taken from the 30 subjects diagnosed with stroke and divided into 3 equal group by chit method. Pre and post outcome measure of MSHFT (Modified Sollerman Hand Function Test) was taken. Group A underwent Faradic Muscle Stimulation with myofascial release, group B underwent Faradic Muscle Stimulation with passive stretching and group C underwent Faradic Muscle Stimulation with home exercise programme. Faradic electrical muscle stimulation was given for wrist extensors. Results: Mean values for MSHFT for Group A was: 4.2 ± 0.15; Group B was: 3.8 ± 0.55; Group C was: 2.2 ± 0.43
Conclusion: In the present study it was found that Faradic muscle stimulation along with myofascial release and Faradic muscle stimulation along with passive stretching are more effective than conventional exercise protocol in management of stroke.
Pages: 163-172  |  56 Views  5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Siddhima Hardikar, Dr. Sanjiv Kumar. Comparative study of Faradic muscle stimulation with myofascial release and Faradic muscle stimulation with passive stretching to improve hand muscle function in chronic stroke patients - A randomized controlled trial. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(8):163-172. DOI: 10.22271/allresearch.2020.v6.i8c.6999
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