Spalla dolorosa dell'emiplegico: Effetti di un programma di esercizi secondo Bobath

Translated title of the contribution: The painful hemiplegic shoulder: Effects of exercises program according to Bobath

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Aim: To verify whether a shoulder exercises program according to Bobath reduced the shoulder pain in hemiplegic patients. Methods: We studied a total of 20 patients with pain shoulder. Ten patients are assigned to group R (submitted to rehabilitation) and ten to group R+E (submitted to rehabilitation and shoulder exercises program according to Bobath). Shoulder exercises program was self-performed by the patients after training in occupational rehabilitation unit. The assessment of patients was performed at admission to hospital, at discharge and three months after discharge. Shoulder pain (VAS), shoulder range of motion, disability (FIM), motor function (Fugl-Meyer scale) and spasticity (Ashworth scale) of paretic arm were evaluated in all patients. Results: VAS was similar in both groups at admission and decreased in group R+E at discharge without reaching significant differences (p=0.253). On the contrary, VAS and Shoulder range of motion improved statistically in group R+E (p=0.0001, p

Translated title of the contributionThe painful hemiplegic shoulder: Effects of exercises program according to Bobath
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)491-497
Number of pages7
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume155
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

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