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The rehabilitation of patients with upper motor neurone lesions often necessitates the reduction of spasticity before normal movement patterns can be taught. One proven technique is that of prolonged stretch to the affected muscle. However, the duration of the stretch has not been defined. This study aimed to investigate which of the following durations of prolonged muscle stretch - two, ten or thirty minutes - was optimal in reducing spasticity in spastic quadriceps femoris muscles of adultdoi:10.4102/sajp.v51i1.647 fatcat:xpfyd4dnczbhhmrntmyk457vp4