20Jan 2017

Effect of Balance Training on Postural Control and Risk of fall in Stroke Patients.

  • Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia. Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Taif University, Saudi Arabia. Department of Physical Therapy for Neuromuscular Disorders and Its Surgeries, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt.
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Background: Purpose of this study was to investigate of effect of visual feedbackbalance training on postural control and risk of fall in stroke patients. Methods: Forty stroke patients were included in this study. Their age ranged from40-60 years. They were evaluated using the Biodex Balance System pre and posttreatment. They were divided intotwo equal groups (control group and study groups).Subjects in both groups participated in the conventionalstroke rehabilitationprogram, one hour /day/ 5 days/week /3 successive monthsin addition, subjects in thestudy group received a 20 min of balance training once daily,five days a week for3 months using the Biodex Balance System (BBS). Results: Significantimprovements in balance training measurements were found in thetrained group at 3 months after completing the training program. Conclusion:Patients in thevisual feedback balance training group had significant improvements whencompared with the control group in term of improving of postural control anddecreasing of risk of fall. The results showed that balance training was beneficial forpatients after hemiplegic stroke.


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[HeshamGalal Mahran, EmadTawfik Ahmed, Shamekh Mohammed El-Shamy and Amir Abdel-Raouf El-Fiky. (2017); Effect of Balance Training on Postural Control and Risk of fall in Stroke Patients. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (1). 316-325] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Hesham Galal Mahran
Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia.

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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2749       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2749


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