The relationship between isokinetic muscle strength and spasticity in the lower limbs of stroke patients

Iraj Abdollah, Aghdas Taghizadeh, Hassan Shakeri, M Eivazi, Shapour Jaberzadeh

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Abstract

In this study the relationship between degree of spasticity and strength of knee extensor and ankle plantar flexor muscles of post stroke hemiparetic patients has been investigated. Materials methods: The participants of this study were 40 stroke patients whose elapsed time of stroke onset was at least 3 months. Their age averaged 59 years. Spasticity was measured with the Modified Ashworth Scale. Isokinetic muscle strength was measured with an isokinetic dynamometer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284 - 290
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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