This highly specialised area has been researched by Margaret Johnstone for many years now. Her book ‘Restoration of Normal Movement after Stroke’ published by Churchill Livingstone is particularly good at explaining the role of Dynamic Compression is the treatment.
In brief the use of Dynamic Compression is used on patients who have proprioceptive loss to aid in their sensory development. Special pressure splints are used in conjunction with clinical grade pump units and the pressure and time cycles are extremely important.
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