The effects of early neurodevelopmental Bobath approach and mobilization on quadriceps muscle thickness in stroke patients


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GÜÇLÜ GÜNDÜZ A. , YAZICI G. , ÖZKUL Ç. , Kucuk H., BATUR ÇAĞLAYAN H. Z. , NAZLIEL B.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.49, no.1, pp.318-326, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1808-83
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.318-326

Abstract

Background/aim: Following stroke, damage to the central nervous system and adaptive changes in muscle tissue are factors responsible for the loss of muscle strength. Even though it is suggested that early physiotherapy and mobilization prevent structural adaptive changes in muscle tissue, studies regarding this issue are insufficient. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of early physiotherapy and mobilization on quadriceps muscle thickness (QMT) in stroke patients.