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ISSN: 2456-4419, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.18

International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences

2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part Y

Improvement in balance in patients with chronic low back pain using trunk balance exercises and Wii Fittm balance exercises

AUTHOR(S): Sandeep Kaur and Shyamal Koley
ABSTRACT:
Low back pain is a major public health problem all over the world. Many different therapeutic interventions are used in the management of low back pain. In the present study, two weeks interventions (10 sessions in all) with trunk balance exercises plus short wave diathermy plus flexibility exercises were given to 15 patients and two weeks interventions with Wii FitTM balance exercises plus short wave diathermy plus flexibility exercises were given to another 15 patients with chronic low back pain. A total of 30purposively selected confirmed cases of chronic low back pain aged 30-50 years were considered for the present study. The samples were collected from the DAV Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Jalandhar, India. The subjects were divided into two groups for intervention. Group A consisted of 15 subjects who were to perform the trunk balance exercises plus short wave diathermy plus flexibility exercises. Group B consisted of 15 subjects who were to perform the Wii FitTM balance exercises plus short wave diathermy plus flexibility exercises. Statistically significant differences (p<0.013-0.001) were found in balance (after treatment) between the patients treated with trunk balance exercises and Wii FitTM balance exercises. Though patients treated with WiiFitTM balance exercises had the increment of 95.50% in one leg stand test (eyes open) as compared to 71.13% with trunk balance exercises and the increment of 111.57% in one leg stand test (eyes closed) in patient treated with Wii FitTM exercises as compared to the increment of 102.08% in patient treated with trunk balance exercises. It might be concluded from the present study that, both the interventions, such as trunk balance exercises and Wii FitTM exercises were proven equally effective for improving balance in patients with chronic low back pain, though Wii FitTM exercises group was proven to be more effective.
Pages: 1359-1362  |  199 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sandeep Kaur, Shyamal Koley. Improvement in balance in patients with chronic low back pain using trunk balance exercises and Wii Fittm balance exercises. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):1359-1362.
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