International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part G (2019)
Effect of slackline training and perturbation training in the management of postural sway among anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction patients
AbstractBackground of the study:
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are the most common and major knee injuries among the athletes and sports persons. This injury leads to loss of balance control and increase in the postural sway. Articular changes may occur following quadriceps weakness in ACL reconstruction patients, this causes loss of balance and postural control. Various physiotherapy approaches are available to treat the patients with ACL injury. This study was an attempt to compare the effects of slackline training and perturbation training on postural sway among ACL reconstructed patients.
Objective of the study: The objective of the study was to find and compare the effects of slackline training and perturbation training in the management of postural sway among ACL reconstructed patients.
Methodology: 30 patients with ACL reconstructed patients were selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. They were randomly allocated into two groups (Group A and Group B) consists of 15 subjects each. Group A received slackline training and group B received perturbation training. Intervention lasted for 4 weeks, three days in a week and one hour per day. Postural sway was measured by lord’s sway meter before and after 4 weeks of intervention.
Conclusion: Slackline training and perturbation training both significantly reduced postural sway in all directions. When comparing both slack line training is more effective than perturbation training in reducing postural sway thereby improves balance, postural stability and prevent the risk of fall among ACL reconstructed patients.
How to cite this article:
A Pahinian, Dr. MK Franklin Shaju, S Subashini, G Premkumari. Effect of slackline training and perturbation training in the management of postural sway among anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction patients. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(4):419-421.