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Effects of Ankle Joint Taping on Postural Balance Control in Stroke Patients
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Effects of Ankle Joint Taping on Postural Balance Control in Stroke Patients
Kim, Yang Rae; Kim, Jae Ic; Kim, Yong Youn; Kang, Kwon Young; Kim, Bo Kyoung; Park, Joo Hyun; An, Ho Jung; Min, Kyung Ok;
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This study aims to examine the effects of taping of the ankle joint on the static and dynamic balance and gait ability of stroke patients. Twenty-six stroke patients receiving physical therapy at a hospital located in Gyeonggi-do were divided equally into a group that had taping in physical therapy and an ordinary physical therapy group. They exercised for 30 minutes each, 3 times per week for 8 weeks from June to August 2011. Romberg's eye open and eye closed tests, limits of stability(LOS), forward and back test, timed up and go test(TUG) and 10-meter gait velocity test were performed to evaluate static balance, dynamic balance, and gait ability, respectively, prior to and 8 weeks after the intervention. Differences within each group in relation to the lapse of time were compared by a paired t-test. Differences between the two groups were compared by an independent t-test. Regarding comparison of differences within each group, all tests resulted in significant changes in both groups after the intervention (p<.05). Comparison of differences between the two groups showed that taping in the physical therapy group had significantly better test results than the ordinary physical therapy group in all measured items(p<.05). The after effects of ankle taping on stroke patients are more efficient and effective than ordinary physical therapy alone in improving balance and gait ability.
Static Balance;Dynamic Balance;Stroke;Gait Ability;Taping;
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