"Comparison of constraint induced movement therapy and isokinetic strength training on knee extensors in patients with stroke"

Published: 22 March 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/r7z2v5hn46.1


Individuals suffering from stroke have poor strength of knee extensor musculature which may affect the gait performance and balance. The variety of interventions for the strengthening of knee extensors in stroke population is scarce. Treatment options should be formulated and established to strengthen the quadriceps muscles for improving gait and balance of the stroke survivors. Isokinetic strength training and CIMT has been proven effective treatment option in improving gait performance, balance and muscular strength among different dependent variable and population. This is the first known literature focusing on comparing the individual effect of both the interventions on muscle strength among stroke patients. Hence, with this study, the intervention with better results will come into clinical practice.


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The data was gathered from tertiary care teaching hospital, Mullana-Ambala. The muscle strength of knee extensors was assessed by using isokinetic dynamometer both pre and post intervention.


Maharishi Markandeshwar University


Physical Therapy, Neurology, Stroke, Exercise Rehabilitation