"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2015, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part E
Effect of gaze stability exercise along with proprioception training to improve balance in cerebellar ataxiaAuthor(s):
Chaitali Gandhi, Jimshad TU, Anil T JohnAbstract:
Background: Cerebellar disorders typically manifest with ataxia- incoordination of movement, instability of gait, impairment of articulation, and difficulty with eye movement and swallowing. Proprioception prescription is often given in terms of balancing activities based on patient starting abilities and prior injury Gaze-stability exercises have shown to decrease symptoms of dizziness and increase function in individuals with vestibular disorders objective of the study was to find out whether the effect of proprioception training alone will improve balance in cerebellar ataxia or to find whether the effect of gaze stability exercise along with proprioception training will improve balance in cerebellar ataxia..rnMethods and Material: A Total of 30 subjects who fulfilled the inclusion and exclusion criteria were included in the study. All of the subjects were diagnosed with cerebellar ataxia by a Neurologist and referred for physiotherapy, they were randomly divided into two groups by convenience sampling. Group A =15 (Gaze stability exercise along with proprioception training) Group B= 15 (Proprioception training).rnResults: shows there was an improvement in Pre to Post scores of BBS and FRT for both the groups, but when comparing both the groups, there was a drastic improvement in scores of BBS and FRT in group A when compared to group B with p- value <0.0001.rnConclusions: Results suggest that Gaze stability exercise along with proprioception training was more effective in improving balance than proprioception training alone in patients cerebellar ataxiaPages: 248-251 | 2337 Views 37 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Chaitali Gandhi, Jimshad TU, Anil T John. Effect of gaze stability exercise along with proprioception training to improve balance in cerebellar ataxia. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2015;2(1):248-251.