The Best Spasticity Treatment to Relieve Stiff Muscles after Stroke (Plus 7 Extra Tips)
Types of Exercise to Treat Spasticity after Stroke
Some spasticity is minor (muscle tension) while other spasticity is severe (paralysis).
Different levels of spasticity require different types of exercise.
Here are 3 ways to treat spasticity with exercise (then we’ll share 4 more steps for post-stroke paralysis):
1. Range of Motion Exercise
When you first start to treat spasticity, it’s likely that your muscles will be very stiff. To help loosen them up, start with range of motion exercises like this wrist stretch from:
Be sure to emphasize high repetition so that you can activate neuroplasticity and start to loosen up the spasticity.
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