Journal of the Japanese Physical Therapy Association
Online ISSN : 2188-8361
Print ISSN : 1344-1272
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The Effects of Cervical Traction on the Soleus H Reflex in Stroke Patients
Koichi Hiraoka
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1998 Volume 1 Issue 1 Pages 25-27

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of cervical traction on the soleus H reflex amplitude in stroke patients. Cervical traction with intensity of 3 kgw was performed on six stroke patients. The soleus H reflex was evoked before, during, and after the cervical traction. All subjects showed smaller H reflex amplitudes in the second and third minutes after traction than before the traction. The results suggested that cervical traction with intensity of 3 kgw inhibited the soleus H reflex amplitude several minutes after traction in stroke patients.

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