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Efficacy and Feasibility of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation on Hand Opening in Stroke Individuals:A Case Series


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1 Post Graduate, Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy, Nitte (Deemed to be University), India
2 Assistant Professor, Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy Nitte (Deemed to be University), India
     

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Introduction: Stroke is a leading cause of death all across the globe, and hand impairment after the stroke is inevitable. The hand dysfunctions are the primary cause of disability, and dependency is stroke patients. Thus it is very imperative to address the condition. PNF is a proved treatment to be useful for the weakened muscles and even for the stroke.

Aim/Objective: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of PNF techniques on hand opening in stroke patients.

Method: Three patients were treated with stroke and inability to open hands, were treated with PNF techniques for four weeks. All three patients recovered with the treatment, and they were able to open their hands fully or partially.

Conclusion: This study concludes that PNF techniques are effective for hand opening in stroke individuals.


Keywords

Stroke, PNF, Hand Opening, Hand Function.
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  • Efficacy and Feasibility of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation on Hand Opening in Stroke Individuals:A Case Series

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Maitri Rajyaguru
Post Graduate, Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy, Nitte (Deemed to be University), India
Sukumar S.
Assistant Professor, Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy Nitte (Deemed to be University), India

Abstract


Introduction: Stroke is a leading cause of death all across the globe, and hand impairment after the stroke is inevitable. The hand dysfunctions are the primary cause of disability, and dependency is stroke patients. Thus it is very imperative to address the condition. PNF is a proved treatment to be useful for the weakened muscles and even for the stroke.

Aim/Objective: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of PNF techniques on hand opening in stroke patients.

Method: Three patients were treated with stroke and inability to open hands, were treated with PNF techniques for four weeks. All three patients recovered with the treatment, and they were able to open their hands fully or partially.

Conclusion: This study concludes that PNF techniques are effective for hand opening in stroke individuals.


Keywords


Stroke, PNF, Hand Opening, Hand Function.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194854