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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