EFFECTIVENESS OF CORE STABILITY EXERCISES AND PHYSIOBALL EXERCISES ON TRUNK CONTROL AND BALANCE IN POST STROKE SUBJECTS
D. D. S. S. Ashika*, Singam Siva Sankar and Christie Kiran Gotru
Background and Objectives: Stroke is defined as rapidly developing clinical signs of focal or global disturbances of cerebral function with symptoms lasting for 24 hours or longer or leading to death with no apparent cause other than of vascular origin. Functional inactivity commonly leads to poor quality of life it is; it affects the activities of daily living (ADL‟s). The purpose of this experimental study is to compare and summarize the evidences for the effectiveness of core stability exercises and swissball exercises on trunk control and balance of post stroke subjects. Methodology: 30 hemiplegic patients were assigned into two treatment groups. The first group (n=15) was treated with Core stability strength exercises. The second group (n=15) was Physioball exercises. The effect of 5 weeks treatment was measured by Berg Balance Scale score (BBS) and Trunk impairment scale (TIS). Results: Statistical analysis of the data revealed that the scores from TIS and BBS analysis of the pre score and post score intervention shows a significant improvement in core stability exercises Group (Group A) and physioball exercises group (Group B). Conclusion: Finally, the study concluded Both the groups shows significant improvement on trunk control and balance in post stroke subjects but core stability exercises shows more improvement than physioball exercises in improving trunk control and physioball exercises shows more improvement than core stability exercises in improving balance in post stroke subjects.
Keywords: Stroke, berg balance scale, trunk impairment scale, Balance, Core stability, Physio ball exercises.
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