Muscular Strengthening for Paretic Knee Flexor and Extensor by Conventional Physiotherapy on Chronic Hemiplegic Stroke Patients "RenforcHémi"


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Hemipegia due to ischaemic or hemorrhagic stroke more than 6 months ago
- 1st and unique cerebral lesion (Xscan or MRI)
- ability to walk 15 m with or without cane or crutch
- able to understand and give approved consent
- quadriceps at 3/5 (MRC) or stronger

Exclusion Criteria

- Current treatment with botulinum toxin for spasticity of the paretic flexor or extensor of the knee
- Cardiovascular disease contra-indicating effort and strengthening
- Pregnancy
- Evolving pathology
- Rheumatic disease of the knee contraindicating strengthening
- Aphasia with severe comprehension impairment