International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 7, Part F (2018)
To study the effects of trunk balancing and strength training program in paraplegics
The ability of paraplegic patients to maintain sitting balance affects activities of daily living such as mobility, using the bathroom and getting dressed. Acquisition of sitting balance is thus the most basic concern in rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries. The sitting balance of patients with paraplegia is based on not only the stability of the spinal column and pelvis but also on various complex mechanisms including muscle strength, the senses, the position of the head and upper extremities and reflexes such as righting reflexes and equilibrium reactions. Objective: This study was done to find out the effects of balance training on an on patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). [Methods] Twelve patients, 6 in the experimental group and 6 in the control, at a AVBRH rehabilitation hospital, Wardha were enrolled as subjects. The experimental group was treated with conventional therapy, and allowed to exercise on physioball for 3 weeks (30 minutes a day, 5 times a week. reaching forward, to the right and left, and over the head holding a ball with both hands. The following variables were measured before and after training; Modified Functional Reach Test. [Results] There was a significant increase in the Functional Reach Test in the experimental group. The experimental group also showed a significant decrease in pertebutions with both opened and closed eyes after training. The experimental group showed a significant difference before and after training compared to the control, as shown by MFRT distance [Conclusion] Exercise on Physioball improves the sitting balance of patients with a spinal cord injury. This treatment can be recommended as an effective treatment program for patients with spinal cord injury.
How to cite this article:
Madhuri Wane. To study the effects of trunk balancing and strength training program in paraplegics. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(7): 389-391.