This article examines the effect of a bout of unloaded leg cycling on the soleus H-reflex and modified Ashworth scale (MAS) in 6 individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) who had spasticity of the leg muscles and were currently taking anti-spastic medications. H-reflex and MAS data were collected before and 10, 30, and 60 min after 20 min of unloaded leg cycling and a control condition. The unloaded leg cycling resulted in concomitant reductions in soleus H-reflex and MAS scores compared with the control condition. This provides a basis for incorporating exercise along with anti-spastic medications into a multifaceted plan for spasticity management in individuals with MS.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||International Journal of Neuroscience|
|State||Published - Jul 2007|
- Hoffmann reflex
- Neurological disease
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