alexa Spastic diplegia: Myofascial Release

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Spastic diplegia: Myofascial Release

Spastic diplegia's historically known as Little's Disease particular type of brain damage inhibits the proper development of upper motor neuron function, impacting the motor cortex, the basal ganglia and the corticospinal tract. A study was conducted for 4 weeks to find out the effectiveness of Myofascial Release in combination with conventional physiotherapy on spasticity of calf, hamstring and adductors of hip and on lower extremity function in spastic diplegic 30 subjects of age group 2-8 years were taken by random sampling method with 15 subjects in each group with first Group consisting of Myofascial release and conventional PT treatment and Group B of conventional PT treatment. Baseline and Post treatment measures of Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS), Modified Tardieu Scale (MTS) and Gross Motor Function Test (GMFM-88) were evaluated.


Results: Mean difference of MAS and R2 value of MTS in group A was more than group B, for calf, hamstring and adductors, whereas GMFM showed nearly equal improvement in both groups. Conclusion: Overall, it can be concluded from our study that the MFR along with conventional treatment reduces spasticity in calf, hamstring and adductors of hip in spastic diplegic subjects.

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