Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2018)
Effect of mulligan bent leg raise technique and mulligan adductor stretch on gait parameters in stroke patients
Author(s): Ruchita Shah, Dr. Sharda Bhalerao, Dr. Neha Singh, Priyanka Kale, Brinda Shah, Khushboo Chelani, Prachi Borawake, Sahil Chheda
Mulligan Bent Leg raise Technique (BLR) and Mulligan Adductor Stretch are manual therapy concepts. BLR is usually indicated when there is tightness of hamstring muscle, sciatica and low back pain and mulligan adductor stretch is indicated in patients having tightness of adductor muscles and reduced range of hip abduction. In sub-acute and chronic stroke due to tightness and spasticity the gait is usually impaired. Hence, the study is carried out to evaluate its effects.
Materials and Methods: 20 participants were included. All the participants were given both the Mulligan stretches. They were asked to walk on leveled ground and their pre - post stride length, step length and cadence were measured.
Result: Effect of Mulligan Bent Leg Raise Technique and Mulligan Adductor stretch was highly significant on gait parameters in stroke patients.
Conclusion: Effect of Mulligan Bent Leg Raise Technique and Mulligan Adductor stretch was highly effective on gait parameters in stroke patients.