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Immediate Effects of Frequency-dependent Electrotherapy on the Gait and Ankle Range of Motion of Chronic Stroke Patients

주파수에 따른 전기치료가 만성 뇌졸중 환자의 보행 및 발목 관절가동범위에 즉각적으로 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2019.09.10
  • Accepted : 2019.10.20
  • Published : 2019.10.28

Abstract

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and interferential current therapy were applied to the plantar flexor of the stroke patients, and the immediately effects on gait and ankle ROM were investigated. TENS group (n=15) and ICT group (n=15) were applied to the paretic side plantar flexor, respectively. After 60 minutes of application, evaluation of the gait and passive ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (ROM) using smartphone. After 60 minutes of application, immediate post evaluation was carried out. Two electrotherapy methods showed a significant increase in gait speed, cadence, and ankle ROM. Two electrotherapy methods were intervention methods that could increase the gait and ankle ROM of stroke patients. More subjects will be needed to pinpoint differences between the two electrotherapy methods.

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