[The optimization of an early rehabilitation program for cerebral stroke patients: the use of different methods of magneto- and laser therapy]

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2000 May-Jun;(3):17-21.
[Article in Russian]


Magnetotherapy and laser therapy were used in complex and complex-combined regimens in 75 patients after cerebral ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke starting on the poststroke week 4-5. Clinico-neurologic, neurophysiological and cerebrohemodynamic findings evidence for the highest effectiveness of neurorehabilitation including complex magneto-laser therapy in hemispheric ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke of subcortical location in the absence of marked clinico-tomographic signs of dyscirculatory encephalopathy. Complex-combined magneto-laser therapy is more effective for correction of spastic dystonia. Mutual potentiation of magnetotherapy and laser therapy results in maximal development of collateral circulation and cerebral hemodynamic reserve (84% of the patients). Complex effects manifest in arteriodilating and venotonic effects. Complex magneto-laser therapy is accompanied by reduction of hyperthrombocythemia and hyperfibrinogenemia.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Combined Modality Therapy / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriosclerosis / rehabilitation
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Magnetics / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Paraparesis, Spastic / rehabilitation
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Stroke Rehabilitation*
  • Time Factors