International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part E (2018)
To find out effectiveness of backward walking training in improving dynamic balance and gait in stroke patients
AbstractBackground and Objectives:
To examine the effectiveness of backward walking training in improving dynamic balance and gait in stroke patients
Study Design: Randomised controlled trail
Study Setting: Rehabilitation centres in Pune
Outcome Measures: Dynamic gait index (DGI), Speed test (ST), Berg balance scale (BBS). Method: 20 subjects were selected on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criterias, randomly allocated to two groups, control (n = 10), experimental (n =10). Control group was given 30 mins of forward walking and Experimental group was given 30 mins of backward walking. Each session included 3o mins 3 times of walking with a rest period of 3-5 mins, each week they were treated for 4 days.
Result: The study showed significant changes in gait and balance in stroke patients. The comparison of pre and post scores of ST, DGI, BBS scales shows extremely significant differences.
How to cite this article:
Ankita Thombre, Dr. Mahendra Shende. To find out effectiveness of backward walking training in improving dynamic balance and gait in stroke patients. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(5):306-311.