What is the role of strengthening exercises in the treatment of spasticity?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Strengthening exercises are aimed at restoring the proper level of strength to affected muscles, so that as tone is reduced through other treatments, the affected limb can be used to its fullest potential. However, no clear evidence exists yet that intensive physiotherapy (1 h/day, 5 days/wk) is more beneficial than routine physiotherapy (6-7 h over 3 mo).


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