《Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Theory and Practice》 ›› 2019, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (5): 497-505.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-9771.2019.05.001

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Advance in Physical Therapy for Post-stroke Limb Spasticity (review)

SUN Tong, JIA Zi-shan, GE Han-xiao, YU Zeng-zhi   

  1. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, First Medical Center, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China
  • Received:2018-11-21 Revised:2019-01-29 Published:2019-05-25 Online:2019-05-29
  • Contact: YU Zeng-zhi, E-mail: yuzengzhi66@163.com
  • Supported by:
    Science and Technology Innovation Nursery Fund of PLA General Hospital (No. 17KMM38)

Abstract: This paper reviewed the relevant literatures on physical therapy for post-stroke limb spasticity from Chinese Hospital Knowledge Database (CHKD) and PubMed since 2011, and summarized the pathology, examination, physiotherapy strategies and various physiotherapy methods. The physical therapy mainly included physical factor therapy, kinesiotherapy and manipulation therapy. It is necessary to optimize the selection of physical therapy strategies in clinical practice to improve efficiency of rehabilitation.

Key words: spasticity, limb, hemiplegia, stroke, physiotherapy, review

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