PHYSIOTHERAPY MANAGEMENT OF THE SICKLE CELL HEMIPLEGIC PATIENT A Case Report

Ayodele Teslim Onigbinde

Abstract


Sickle cell anaemia patients commonly have several complications that may negatively affect their health and quality of life. Treatment of this condition usually involves different experts in the medicalfield. This case report evaluates the effect of electrical stimulation in conjunction with other physiotherapy modalities in managing spasticity secondary to cerebrovascular accident in a sickle cell anaemia patient. The findings in this case report showed that electrical stimulation did not aggravate spasticity when used in conjunction with other physiotherapy modalities.

Keywords


cerebrovascular accident, spasticity, atrophy, electrical stimulation

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