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J Phys Ther Sci. 2017 Nov;29(11):2022-2025. doi: 10.1589/jpts.29.2022. Epub 2017 Nov 24.

The effects of whole body vibration combined biofeedback postural control training on the balance ability and gait ability in stroke patients.

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1
Mokpo Rehabilitation Hospital: 627 Yeongsan-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Special Education, Sehan University, Republic of Korea.
3
Department of Physical Therapy, Sehan University, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of biofeedback postural control training using whole body vibration in acute stroke patients on balance and gait ability. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty stroke patients participated in this study and were divided into a group of 10, a group for biofeedback postural control training combined with a whole body vibration, one for biofeedback postural control training combined with an aero-step, and one for biofeedback postural control training. Biorescue was used to measure the limits of stability, balance ability, and Lukotronic was used to measure step length, gait ability. [Results] In the comparison of balance ability and gait ability between the groups for before and after intervention, Group I showed a significant difference in balance ability and gait ability compared to Groups II and III. [Conclusion] This study showed that biofeedback postural control training using whole body vibration is effective for improving balance ability and gait ability in stroke patients.

KEYWORDS:

Biofeedback; Stroke; Whole body vibration

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