The principal aim of this thesis is on identifying if spasticity on the wrist after an acute stroke interferes with functional recovery of the upper limb.This randomized study demonstrated that sNMES treatment along with standardized upper limb therapy improves muscle strength for wrist extension and grip and prevents the development of pain in severely disabled stroke patients. There was some evidence that treatment with electrical stimulation was beneficial in reducing contractures however it had no effect on spasticity. Larger studies are required to study sNMES treatment influence on arm function.
|Award date||7 Nov 2013|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Nov 2013|
- BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology
- Acute stroke