Plantar Flexor Poststroke Spasticity Reduction and Gait Function Improvement

The combined treatment of TR and RFVE (traditional rehabilitation (TR) in combination with virtual reality with reinforced feedback, which is termed “reinforced feedback virtual environment” (RFVE) showed encouraging results regarding the reduction of spasticity and improvement of gait function. An early commencement of the treatment seems to be ideal, and future research should increase the sample size and assessment tools.

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