Effectiveness of Perturbations Exercises in Improving Balance, Function and Mobility in Stroke Patients "perturbation"

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Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

Following stroke, patients loses functions of the motor, sensory and higher brain cognitive faculties to various degrees which lead to diminished balance. It has been documented that hemiplegic or hemiparetic stroke patients presented with more posture sway, asymmetric weight distribution, impaired weight-shifting ability and decreased stability capability. There are many balance exercises and strategies; to improve balance in elderly age group population, to prevent fall prevention. But we have very few evidences of giving manual perturbation balance training in stroke patients to improve speed, balance and function. Therefore this study is taken up to examine whether the manual perturbation balance training is more effective in improving speed, balance and function in stroke patients.

Detailed Description

There are many more studies done for elderly populations, normal individuals for improving balance by giving perturbation based balance training.All perturbation exercises are given by either mechanical or by self reaching tasks in forward,backward,and in both sideways. There are very studies ;who attempted perturbation based balance training to improve balance in elderly population but not for stroke patients for their Speed, Balance and Function.The manual perturbation exercise can be an promising intervention in the future for various conditions

Conditions

Interventions

  • Perturbation Other
    Other Names: Manual Perturbation
    Intervention Desc: Manual perturbations were given at waist region,over the Shoulders. in following positions- sitting, kneeling, standing positions,10 perturbations were given in forward,backward,both right and left side, 6 days in a week all precautionary measures taken for the patient's safety
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Experimental Group
    Description: manual perturbations were given in forward, Backward,right and left sideways, 10 perturbations were given,6 days in week,in fallowing positions- sitting,kneeling, standing positions
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Control group
    Description: Conventional Physiotherapy were given 6 days in a week, for 30 mins for 4 weeks, includes stretching, strengthening of contralateral limbs
  • Conventional Physiotherapy Treatment Other
    Other Names: control Group
    Intervention Desc: Conventional Physiotherapy treatment were given to participants included in this group for 30 mins daily for 4 weeks
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Experimental Group
    Description: manual perturbations were given in forward, Backward,right and left sideways, 10 perturbations were given,6 days in week,in fallowing positions- sitting,kneeling, standing positions
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Control group
    Description: Conventional Physiotherapy were given 6 days in a week, for 30 mins for 4 weeks, includes stretching, strengthening of contralateral limbs

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Berg Balance Scale 4 weeks
Secondary Functional Independence Scale 4 weeks

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