International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

ISSN: 2456-5067

Vol. 3, Issue 5 (2018)

Effectiveness of PNF along with stair gait training on dynamic balance assessed by functional reach test in patients with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease

Author(s): Dr. Parshvi Shah
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of PNF along with stair gait training on dynamic balance in patients with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease by the end of 4weeks. 30participants (including both males and females) ranging from 60-90years old with Hoehn & Yahr stage 2&3 were randomly selected. PNF along with stair gait training sessions were c0onducted for 3 times per week for about 4 weeks. The subjects were evaluated before and after the 4 week. Functional Reach Test was used to assess the effect of PNF along with stair gait training. Statistical analysis of the data was done and significant improvement in the Functional Reach Test Scores (p<0.05) was noted. Hence, these results suggest that 4-week PNF along with stair gait training program significantly improves dynamic balance in patients with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease.
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