Combined Effect of Group Based Exercise Versus Balance Step Training Among Geriatrics
International Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy
Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages: 16-23
Received: Dec. 17, 2017; Accepted: Jan. 4, 2018; Published: Jan. 29, 2018
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Karthikeyan Thangavelu, Physiotherapy Unit, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
Bhadri Narayan, Department of Neuro Anesthesia, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
Dwaraknarth Srinivas, Department of Neuro Surgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
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In non- active sports geriatric population the falls deficit, which are very common, led to significant morbidity. Therapeutic intervention includes balance training or resistive exercises have been shown to improve clinical testing of balance in non- active sports geriatric population. The particular selected geriatric specific age group those who have mobility disorders or functional impairment which is used to be considered. The aim of the study to identify superior effects between group based exercise (GBE) and combined balance step training (CBST) on a therapeutic balance among non- active sports geriatric population. The methodology which is used in the study purposive sampling technique includes sixty subjects those who have more than five years both genders were included. The participants divided into two groups, Group A and Group B. Group A administered combined balance and step training while group B undergone group based exercise program. The pre and post test values of balance were assessed following the interventions. The collective data was analyzed performed by paired and unpaired‘t’ test. The results of the study show that there was a significant difference existing in group A and group B in balance deficit. But in group A which received combined balance and step training, there was a highly significant difference as compared to group B. The present study, which revealed that combined balance and step training has a much higher significant effect on balance geriatric individuals as compared to group based exercise program.
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Karthikeyan Thangavelu, Bhadri Narayan, Dwaraknarth Srinivas, Combined Effect of Group Based Exercise Versus Balance Step Training Among Geriatrics, International Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018, pp. 16-23. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnpt.20180401.13
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