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Review Papers | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020


Effect of Cryotherapy to Relieve Spasticity in Neurological Conditions - A Systematic Review

Dr. Salim Babulal Shaikh, Dr. Suvarna Shyam Ganvir


Abstract: BACKGROUND- Cryotherapy is one of the modalities frequently used to inhibit spasticity, the effect of which has been previously studied through the application of different measurements that show contradictory results. OBJECTIVE- To investigate the literature evidence for the effect of Cryotherapy on spasticity in neurological conditions. DATA SOURCES- This review contain latest literature, only Studies included within last 10 years. The keywords: Cryotherapy/ Cold therapy/Icing and spasticity, Physical therapy were entered into PubMed, Google scholar and Ovid databases, which included Medline, CINAHL, and Journals at Ovid full text, EBM reviews. CONCLUSION- Studies included in this review suggest that cryotherapy applied to the spastic muscles is effective in decreasing muscle tonus level.


Keywords: Cryotherapy, Cold therapy, Icing, Spasticity, Physical therapy


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020,


Pages: 1391 - 1396


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Dr. Salim Babulal Shaikh, Dr. Suvarna Shyam Ganvir, "Effect of Cryotherapy to Relieve Spasticity in Neurological Conditions - A Systematic Review", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR20824212721, Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020, 1391 - 1396

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