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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2023, vol. 29, issue2
Subject Area: Public Health
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023292.4935
Published online: 25 May 2023

Original article
J of IMAB. 2023 Apr-Jun;29(2):4935-4938
Mariela FilipovaORCID logoCorresponding Autoremail,
Department of Kinesitherapy, Faculty “Public health, health care and sport”, South West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

The aim of the study was to investigate and compare different kinesitherapy techniques and their impact on the recovery of patients with ischemic stroke. Also, to investigate the effect of kinesiotaping on thrombolized patients.
Materials and Methods. The study was conducted in 2014-2015 at the General Hospital for Treatment in Blagoevgrad - Neurology Department. The study contingent consisted of 20 patients, 10 of whom had an ischemic stroke and underwent venous thrombolysis (experimental group). In the other ten patients, no innovation was applied (control group).
Results and analysis: In patients with a brain accident, the muscles in the affected limbs are hypotonic. From a kinesitherapeutic point of view, it is very important in the hospital setting not to allow a pathological increase in muscle tone without a precondition for spasticity in the muscles and subsequent contracture. In our study, we examined the change in muscle tone using the Ashworth test. All patients were tested on the day of hospitalization, on the 5th day and on the 7th day (the day of hospitalization), on the 30th day.
Discussion. Kinesio tape provides maintenance of the affected muscles and causes significant proprioceptive irritation, which helps to restore the existing motor deficit.
Conclusion. We believe that the choice of methodology is extremely difficult due to the colorful clinical picture and the general condition of the patient. The combination of different methods could help the patient recover faster.

Keywords: kinesiotape, ischemic stroke, thrombolysis,

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Please cite this article as: Filipova M. The application of kinesiotape in thrombolized patients with ischemic stroke. J of IMAB. 2023 Apr-Jun;29(2):4935-4938. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2023292.4935

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Mariela Filipova, Department of Kinesitherapy, Faculty “Public health, health care and sport”, South - West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria; E-mail: mariela_filipova@swu.bg

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Received: 25 August 2022
Published online: 25 May 2023

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