The aim of the case report written by Calvo et al. (2016) was to quantify the effects of dry needling (DNHS technique) on the contractile properties of spastic muscles in an individual who had suffered a stroke. The DNHS technique was applied to a 50-year-old male 2.5 years after having suffered a stroke, who had a complaint of spasticity. The treated muscles were biceps brachii, triceps brachii, rectus femoris, semitendinosus, biceps femoris, medial gastrocnemius, and lateral gastrocnemius. Tensiomyography was used to assess maximal displacement (Dm) of the treated muscles. The usefulness of tensiomyography for detecting changes in patients with spasticity correlated with clinical measures in this field requires further research to establish the reliability of the different parameters provided by the equipment. You can find the complete article here.

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