Improving Dynamic Balance and Gait Adaptability Using Treadmill Training

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Trial Description

Balance and gait problems in subjects with neurological disease lead to reduced mobility, loss of independence and frequent falls. Treadmill training is a widely used form of treatment and it has been used in subjects with neurological disease to ameliorate walking and balance deficits. The Virtual Reality Treadmill as a therapeutic tool has been recently introduced to practice gait adaptability elicited by aligning foot placement relative to the projected visual context.
Forty-eight subjects with neurological disease will receive treadmill training treatment randomly divided in Traditional Treadmill training and Virtual Reality Treadmill training.
The aim of this randomized controlled study is to assess whether Treadmill training with Virtual Reality is better than Traditional Treadmill training in improving dynamic balance and cognitive aspects in subjects with neurological diseases.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Treadmill Training Device
    Intervention Desc: Subjects in the active comparator group will receive 40 minutes walking training aimed to improve velocity and endurance.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Treadmill Training
    Description: 40' treadmill training walking holding the handrail
  • Virtual Reality Treadmill Training Device
    Other Names: C-mill treadmill
    Intervention Desc: Subjects in the experimental group will receive 40 minutes comprising exercises focused on improving dynamic balance following auditory and visual cues.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Virtual Reality Treadmill Training
    Description: 40' treadmill training walking with virtual visual and auditory cues

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Change in the Modified Dynamic Gait Index Change from Baseline Modified Dynamic Gait Index scores at 3-5 weeks
Primary Change in the 6 minutes walking test Change from Baseline 6 minutes walking test scores at 3-5 weeks
Secondary Change in Activity Balance Confidence Change from Baseline Activity Balance Confidence scores at 3-5 weeks
Secondary Change in 10-meter walking test Change from Baseline10-meter walking test scores at 3-5 weeks
Secondary Change in Trial Making test Change from Baseline Trial Making test scores at 3-5 weeks
Secondary Change in Raven's Matrices Change from Baseline Raven's Matrices scores at 3-5 weeks

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