Title : Manual perturbation compared with proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation for trunk stability & lower extremity function in post stroke: A randomized clinical trial.
The Stroke survivor’s biggest challenges are to deal with muscle weakness which is primarily in upper limb, trunk, and lower limb. Additionally, the altered muscle tone, abnormal synergy pattern, impaired coordination and postural control delays the recovery of clients. The early trunk control interventions provide a concreate base for vital functions like mobility, breathing, speech, balance, upper limb, and lower limb tasks. Manual perturbation training is important in bringing back the reactive balance and improves function and mobility. Each task can be modified to increase or reduce the difficulty, depending on participant’s abilities. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) is a motor learning interventional approach preferred in neurodevelopment training to enhance motor function and facilitate maximal muscular contractions using diagonal and rotational exercises patterns. Both the interventional exercise regimens are well-established interventional skills incorporating functional movement patterns which chiefly focus on the activation and facilitation of proprioceptors and muscle synergistic patterns to cope up the neuromuscular mechanism which simplify the execution of ADL’s of stroke survivors.
What will audience learn from your presentation?
- The Purpose of this study was to find out better and promising intervention techniques such as Manual Perturbation and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation for improving Trunk Stability & Lower Extremity Function in Post Stroke
- The improvement in proprioception and voluntary muscle control thus leads to the improvement in the gait patterns, stability, and functional mobility. However, few studies have investigated the improvement in trunk control and gait parameters in stroke patients using PNF approach
- The important observations of this current study denote that Manual Perturbation Exercises and proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Exercise based interventions can be an important intervention while treating Stroke survivors suffering from lower limb and trunk impairments