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
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Arm Swing, Stroke, Gait
To cite this article
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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