ANNALS OF APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE–Special Issue
First National Congress of
"New Scientific Consequence for Iran’s Sport Development" Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, 2014, 10-11 December
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ISSN (Online): 2322 – 4479
The Immediate and Prolonged Effects of
Physical Therapy on the Gait of the Acute and Chronic Hemiplegia Patients
1Mohammad Reza Hosseinabadi∗
1. Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Neyshabour Branch, Islamic Azad
University, Amol, Iran.
Stroke is one of the major causes of death and disability in every society and the most common event resulting from stroke is hemiplegia or hemiparesis. The purpose of this study is to investigate the immediate and prolonged effects of physical therapy on Mechanics gait index of the patient of acute and chronic hemiplegia.
This quasi-experimental study involved the population of hemiparetic patient’s secondary to stroke in Neyshabour, Iran. Twenty-four patients (40/08±8/21 years old) were selected and randomly assigned into one of the two groups: acute group (N=12), chronic group (N=12). Both groups conducted the training protocol for 4 weeks and in every week, three sessions and every session for one hour.
Demographic questionnaire is used to collect individual information. Then, after conducting a practice session and the end of protocol training (after 4 weeks) in both groups ,two movement pattern index including: speed of gait, and cadence were assessed in the pre-test and post-test. Analyzes were conducted by using paired and independent t-tests 16 SPSS software.
Mohammad Reza Hosseinabadi