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Type of Article : Case Report

Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 4 | Page No. 1171-1174

Date of Publication: 11-08-2015

DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2015.162

EFFECT OF A FOCAL MUSCLE VIBRATION ABOVE TRICEPS BRACHII MUSCLE ON UPPER LIMB SPASTICITY IN A PATIENT WITH A CHRONIC SPINAL CORD INJURY: A CASE REPORT

Mohammad Etoom *1, Agnese Marchetti 2.  

*1 Advance Sciences and Technologies in Medical Rehabilitation and Sport Medicine, Tor Vergata University , Italy-Rome.
2 Physiotherapy Department, Tor Vergata University , Italy Rome.

Corresponding author: Mohammad Etoom, Advance Sciencies and Technologies in Medical Rehabilitation and SportMedicine, Tor Vergata University, Italy-Rome, Via Montpellier, 100133 Roma. Contact No.: 00393894871119
E-Mail:
mohammed.etoom@yahoo.com

Abstract:

Aim: To estimate the effect of focal muscle vibration on the spasticity  of antagonist muscle group (biceps brachii)  and upper extremity muscles when we apply it to agonist muscle group (triceps brachii).
Methodology: Our case study is a male patient who suffered from hemiparesis spastic due   to spinal cord injury. He was initially evaluated using the modified ashworth scale (MAS). He received 10 sessions of 100 Hz focal muscle superficially to triceps brachii muscle, at the elbow joint.
Major finding: We found that the spasticity for both the elbow joint and the non-vibrated wrist joint muscles has reduced. No effect was found on the tone of the shoulder joint.
Conclusion: The applied focal muscle vibration on triceps brachii muscle can reduce the spasticity for both elbow and wrist joint muscles.
KEY WORDS: Focal Muscle Vibration, Spasticity, Spinal Cord Injury.

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Mohammad Etoom, Agnese Marchetti. EFFECT OF A FOCAL MUSCLE VIBRATION ABOVE TRICEPS BRACHII MUSCLE ON UPPER LIMB SPASTICITY IN A PATIENT WITH A CHRONIC SPINAL CORD INJURY: A CASE REPORT. Int J Physiother Res 2015;3(4):1171-1174. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2015.162

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