A STUDY TO FIND OUT EFFECT OF CERVICAL TRACTION ON SOLEUS MUSLCE H - REFLEX IN AMBULATORY STROKE PATIENTS - AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

Sneha Laxmanbhai Chauhan

Abstract


ABSTRACT

Context: There are limited studies on effect of cervical traction in inhibition of the soleus H reflex amplitude in ambulatory stroke patients.

Aim: To find out effect of cervical traction on soleus H- reflex in ambulatory stroke patients.

Settings and Design: The interventional study was carried out in Shree K.K Sheth physiotherapy college, Rajkot.

Method and Material:  Static Cervical traction (C.T) has been given to total 15 subjects (13 males and 2 females) for 1 min with 4 kg weight. Soleus muscle H reflex amplitude was measured before C.T and after 3 min of C.T.

 

Stastical analysis: Data was analysed by using SPSS Version 20. Paired t- test was used to find out effect of cervical traction on soleus muscle H reflex in ambulatory stroke patients.

Results: Statistically not significant (p>0.05) effect of cervical traction on soleus muscle on H reflex in ambulatory stroke patients.

Conclusion: This study concludes that there is no significant effect of cervical traction on soleus muscle H reflex in ambulatory stroke patients.

Keywords: Cervical traction (C.T), H reflex, ambulatory stroke patients


Keywords


Cervical traction (C.T); H reflex; ambulatory stroke patients

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