International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education


International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2021)

A comparative study between virtual reality balance training and conventional therapy in improving balance and gait among parkinson’s diseases


Janani Muthusamy, Gowtham Dhanabal

Aim: The Aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of virtual reality balance training and conventional therapy in improving balance and gait among Parkinson’s diseases. Materials and Methods: A Quasi-experimental study design consiting of reviews of charts of Parkinson’s diseases. Thirty patients were included, (50%) were females, (50%) were males ; the average age was 55 years. All the patients are presented with idiopathic Parkinsons diseases. Pre- and post-Treatment (virtual reality balance training) and (conventional therapy) scores on the balance and gaitthrough Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and Dynamic Gait Index (DGI) were analyzed. Results: The pre and post test values were assessed by BBS and DGI in Group A and Group B. The calculated ҅ t ҆ values by unpaired ҅ t ҆ test were in group A is BBS is 13.42 and DGI is 7.72 respectively the calculated ‘t’ values were more than the table value 2.05 for 5% level of significance at 28 degrees of freedom. Conclusion: In the present sample, Virtual Reality Balance Training had a positive and significant effect on Balance And Gait, as measured by the BBS and DGI scores before and after therapy.
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Janani Muthusamy, Gowtham Dhanabal. A comparative study between virtual reality balance training and conventional therapy in improving balance and gait among parkinson’s diseases. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 03-09
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education