THE ROLE OF THE PROPRIOCEPTIVE NEUROMUSCULAR FACILITATION TECHNIQUES IN THE RECOVERY OF PATIENTS WITH LEFT HEMIPARESIS
The paper presents a study carried out on a number of 10 subjects with ischemic vascular accident. The research lasted for 14 months, with daily frequency of the sessions, the subjects being divided into 2 groups. The content of the program for the patients in group 1 was made up of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques, while the patients in group 2 were subjected to classical recovery methods. In order to assess the functional deficit, we used the PASS scale, the Hammersmith score and the Barthel index. After the final tests, we noticed an increase in the values of the patients in group 1 compared to the subjects in group 2. In conclusion, the hypothesis formulated was confirmed, and by using the facilitation techniques in the case of patients with hemiparesis we can achieve the functional independence in ADLs.