Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Page: 151-155
The Effect of Arm Swing Exercise on Gait and Balance in Stroke Patients
June-Seok Ma, Department of Physical Therapy, Korea National University of Transportation, ChungJu, Republic of Korea
Hyun-Joo Kim, Department of Physical Therapy, Korea National University of Transportation, ChungJu, Republic of Korea
Received: Oct. 19, 2014;       Accepted: Nov. 3, 2014;       Published: Nov. 21, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20140206.16      View  2837      Downloads  253
The aim of this study is investigate the effect of arm swing exercise on balance and gait in stroke patients. Group A (n=8): 0.5kg strap was applied during arm swing exercise in experimental group for 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week for 4 weeks. Group B (n=8): Subjects in control group performed neurodevelopmental treatment for 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week for 4 weeks. Subjects were measured for balance and gait on Berg Balance scale, 10meter walking test and Six-minute walk test. There were significant changed of 10Meter Walking Test and 6-Minute Walk Test after experimental group performed the reinforced arm swing exercise of upper extremities and control group was provided with neurodevelopment treatment(p <0.05). However, there was no statistically significant found difference change of Berg Balance Scale in experimental group (p >0.05). The application reinforced arm swing exercise can be said to be effective intervention for the gait training in hemiplegic stroke patient.
Arm Swing, Stroke, Gait
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June-Seok Ma, Hyun-Joo Kim, The Effect of Arm Swing Exercise on Gait and Balance in Stroke Patients, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 151-155. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20140206.16
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