Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
ISSN-L : 0915-5287
Original Article
A comparative study of the effects of trunk exercise program in aquatic and land-based therapy on gait in hemiplegic stroke patients
Byoung-Sun ParkJi-Woong NohMee-Young KimLim-Kyu LeeSeung-Min YangWon-Deok LeeYong-Sub ShinJu-Hyun KimJeong-Uk LeeTaek-Yong KwakTae-Hyun LeeJaehong ParkJunghwan Kim
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2016 Volume 28 Issue 6 Pages 1904-1908


[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of aquatic and land-based trunk exercise program on gait in stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 28 hemiplegic stroke patients (20 males, 8 females). The subjects performed a trunk exercise program for a total of four weeks. [Results] Walking speed and cycle, stance phase and stride length of the affected side, and the symmetry index of the stance phase significantly improved after the aquatic and land-based trunk exercise program. [Conclusion] These results suggest that the aquatic and land-based trunk exercise program may help improve gait performance ability after stroke.

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