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Improving Upper Limb Function in a Person with Stroke Using Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Approach:A Case Study


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A sixty-six-year-old male presented with right upper limb weakness of three years duration. Radiological studies identified an acute infarct with haemorrhagic component and absence of flow in the left middle cerebral artery. This case report discusses his presentation and effect of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) approach in stroke to improve upper limb function

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Stroke, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Upper Limb.
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Authors

Santhakumar Haripriya
Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy, Mangalore, India
Samuel Sanjay Eapen
Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy, Mangalore, India
Sanil Rashmi Raghu
Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy, Mangalore, India

Abstract


A sixty-six-year-old male presented with right upper limb weakness of three years duration. Radiological studies identified an acute infarct with haemorrhagic component and absence of flow in the left middle cerebral artery. This case report discusses his presentation and effect of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) approach in stroke to improve upper limb function

Keywords


Stroke, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Upper Limb.

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