Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2019, Page: 35-42
Selected Physical Therapy Program for Balance Training of Neuropathic Patients After Lower Limb Burn
Rasha Mohamed El-Rewainy, Department of Physical Therapy of Neuromuscular Disorders and Its Surgery, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Esraa Hany Rostom, Department of Physical Therapy for Surgery, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Hanan Helmy Elgendy, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Received: Mar. 19, 2019;       Accepted: Apr. 25, 2019;       Published: Jun. 18, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.cnn.20190302.12      View  644      Downloads  126
Background: Balance problems are very common with neuropathic patients following burn. Objective: To investigate the effect of selected physical therapy program on balance of neuropathic patients following burn. Methods: A randomized controlled study was conducted on fifty male patients (age range from 35 to 45 years) with polyneuropathy following burn injury of lower limb mainly at sole of the foot, 3rd degree injury, axonotemesis with burn extent 30%. Patients were selected from outpatient clinic, Faculty of physical therapy and Kasr AL Ainy hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. The study was held during period between June 2017 to April 2018. The balance of patients was assessed before & after treatment by Biodex balances system & Berg Balance Scale. Patients were assigned randomly into two equal groups: Group A (study group) that received selected physical therapy program for balance training including (Stretching, Resistive and Balance exercises) and group B (control group) that received balance exercises only. Results: showed significant improvement in balance in favor to group A. Significant decrease in the balance indices and significant increase in BBS (Berg balance scale) scores were recorded after treatment in both study and control groups with better improvement of group A. Conclusion: On basis of the present data, it is possible to conclude that selected physical therapy program including (Stretching, Resistive and Balance exercises) is more effective for improving balance of neuropathic patients following burn than using balance exercises only.
Burn, Polyneuropathy, Balance Training
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Rasha Mohamed El-Rewainy, Esraa Hany Rostom, Hanan Helmy Elgendy, Selected Physical Therapy Program for Balance Training of Neuropathic Patients After Lower Limb Burn, Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2019, pp. 35-42. doi: 10.11648/j.cnn.20190302.12
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