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J Phys Ther Sci. 2018 Feb;30(2):300-303. doi: 10.1589/jpts.30.300. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

The effects of whole body vibration combined computerized postural control training on the lower extremity muscle activity and cerebral cortex activity in stroke patients.

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1
Department of Special Education, Sehan University: 4th Floor, Mokpo Rehabilitation Hospital, 627 Yeongsan-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Physical Therapy, Sehan University, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of computerized postural control training using whole body vibration on lower limb muscle activity and cerebral cortical activation in acute stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty stroke patients participated and were divided into groups of 10, a group of the computerized postural control training using whole body vibration (Group I), the computerized postural control training combined with aero step (Group II) and computerized postural control training (Group III). MP100 was used to measure lower limb muscle activity, and QEEG-8 was used to measure cerebral cortical activation. [Results] Comparison of muscle activity and cerebral cortical activation before and after intervention between groups showed that Group I had significant differences in lower limb muscle activity and cerebral cortical activation compared to Groups II and III. [Conclusion] This study showed that whole body vibration combined computerized postural control training is effective for improving muscle activity and cerebral cortex activity in stroke patients.

KEYWORDS:

Cortex activity; Muscle activity; Stroke

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