The Effects of Home Based Exercise Program on Balance Recovery in a Post-Stroke Population

뇌졸중 환자의 균형능력 회복을 위한 가정운동프로그램 효과

  • 장상훈 (김천대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 정병옥 (김천대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 방현수 (김천대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 2014.05.09
  • Accepted : 2014.07.20
  • Published : 2014.07.28


The present study was designed to investigate the effect of home based exercise program on balance recovery of stroke patients. In total, 20 participants were assigned to a control group(n=10) or exercise group(n=10) between September 2013 and December 2013. In addition to existing physiotherapy, the exercise group received home based exercise program consisting of weight transfer, training endurance, mobility, sensory retraining, lower limb exercise for 30 minutes, 2 times a week, for 8 weeks, every time for 30 minutes. Balance ability was assessed by measuring foot pressure(FP), limit of stability(LOS) and velocity sway(VS) by using Biorescue and by using the functional reaching test(FRT). To compare the improvement level of each group's balance ability, examination of independent sample T was done. Significant differences between control group and exercise group in LOS, VS of affect side and FRT were observed. This study showed that home based exercise program application was effective strategy on balance recovery in a post stroke population.


Stroke;Balance;Home based exercise program;Limit of stability;Velocity sway


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