International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part F (2019)
Effects of basic body awareness on balance, functional mobility and gait speed in patients with Stroke
Stroke leads to serious, long-term disability among adults. The hemiparesis may lead to balance impairment, reduced postural stability, asymmetrical stance, limited walking balance and dependence in activities of daily living. This study described Basic Body Awareness Therapy and Conventional Physiotherapy for participants with stroke. The Patients from Group A were received Conventional Physiotherapy and Group B received Basic Body Awareness Therapy and Conventional physiotherapy on regular basis for 30 minutes for 3 weeks. The intervention included Basic Body Awareness Therapy which consists of movements along with breathing exercises and massage. Balance, Functional mobility and gait speed were examined using Berg Balance scale, Timed up and Go test and 10 MWT. The result shows that the Basic Body Awareness Therapy helps to improve the Balance, Functional Mobility and Gait speed in Patients with stroke. So, Basic Body Awareness Therapy can be added to the regular management protocol in order to gain the improvement.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sejal Shingavi, Dr. RM Singaravelan. Effects of basic body awareness on balance, functional mobility and gait speed in patients with Stroke. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(4):356-362.