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Comparison of Aquatic Treadmill and Anti-Gravity Treadmill Gait Training to Improve Balance and Gait Abilities in Stroke Patients

  • Park, Jae Ho;Chung, Yi Jung
    • The Journal of Korean Physical Therapy
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    • v.30 no.2
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    • pp.67-72
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    • 2018
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare to aquatic treadmill and anti-gravity treadmill gait training to improve balance and gait abilities in stroke patients. Methods: All subjects were randomly divided into three groups where nine subjects were in the aquatic treadmill group, eight subjects in the anti-gravity treadmill group, and ten subjects in the control group. Subjects in the aquatic treadmill group and the anti-gravity treadmill group received gait training during 30 minutes, with 3 sessions per week for 4 weeks, and subjects in all groups received conventional physical therapy during 30 minutes, with 5 sessions per week for 4 weeks. All subjects were assessed with the Berg balance scale (BBS), timed up and go test (TUG) and 10-meter walk test (10MWT) pre and post intervention. Results: Results showed that BBS, TUG and 10MWT scores significantly improved post-intervention (p<0.05), and the control group also had significantly improved in all areas pre-post intervention (p<0.05). In addition, it has been confirmed that aquatic treadmill group and anti-gravity treadmill group had significantly improved in BBS, TUG and 10MWT scores compared with the control group (p<0.05). However, no significant difference was found in the comparison between the aquatic treadmill and the anti-gravity treadmill group. Conclusion: Finding of this study suggested that aquatic treadmill and anti-gravity treadmill improves balance and gait abilities in stroke patients.

Effect of Accelerated Rehabilitation with Anti-Gravity Treadmill Exercise on Ankle Joint Function After Surgery of Modified Brostrom Operation in Chronic Ankle Instability Patients (변형된 Brostrom 수술 후, Anti-gravity treadmill 가속재활운동이 만성발목불안정성 환자의 발목기능 회복에 미치는 영향)

  • Choi, In-Hyuk;Lee, Jang-Kyu
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.20 no.7
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    • pp.228-235
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    • 2019
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of 6 weeks' accelerated rehabilitation with anti-gravity treadmill exercise on VAS, ROM, isokinetic myofunction, and dynamic stability after surgery of modified brostrom operation in chronic ankle instability patients. The subjects of this study were 12 chronic ankle instability patients who underwent modified Brostrom operation(MBO) by the same doctor. 6 weeks' accelerated rehabilitation program is scheduled to perform for 60min, everyday, and also anti-gravity program performed for 15~30min, everyday. The visual analog scale(VSA) and significantly decreased(p<.001) and ROM in all of dorsal flexion, plantar flexion, inversion and eversion significantly increased(p<.05) after 6 weeks' accelerated rehabilitation with anti-gravity treadmill exercise. Both inversion and eversion peak torque at $60^{\circ}/sec$(p<.001, p<.01) and at $180^{\circ}/sec$(p<.001) significantly increased after 6 weeks' accelerated rehabilitation with anti-gravity treadmill exercise respectively. In muscle defect, although inversion(p<.01) and eversion(p<.001) at $60^{\circ}/sec$ and inversion(p<.01) at $180^{\circ}/sec$ significantly decreased, eversion at $180^{\circ}/sec$ tended to decrease but did not change significantly after 6 weeks' accelerated rehabilitation with anti-gravity treadmill exercise. The dynamic stability significantly increased after 6 weeks' accelerated rehabilitation with anti-gravity treadmill exercise(p<.001). These results suggest that 6 weeks' accelerated rehabilitation with anti-gravity treadmill exercise has positive effect of VAS, ROM, isokinetic myofunction, and dynamic stability after surgery of modified brostrom operation in chronic ankle instability patients. Therefore, we consider that the accelerated rehabilitation with anti-gravity treadmill exercise, which is safely and fast method, has effect on more faster recovery of ankle stability, play ground and normal daily activities.

Effect of Accelerated Rehabilitation with Anti-Gravity Treadmill Program : Isokinetic Myofuction and Functional Score of Knee Joint, ROM, and VAS Score in Meniscus Repair Patients (Anti-Gravity Treadmill Program을 적용한 가속재활의 효과 : 반월상연골 봉합술 환자의 슬관절 등속성 근기능 및 기능점수와 관절의 가동범위, 통증지수)

  • Cho, Han-Su;Oh, Du-Hwan;Lee, Jin-Wook;Zang, Seok-Am;Lee, Jang-Kyu
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.17 no.8
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    • pp.46-54
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    • 2016
  • This study was conducted to investigate the effects of participation in the accelerated rehabilitation with an anti-gravity treadmill program for 16 weeks on isokinetic myofunction and functional score of knee joint, ROM, and VAS score in meniscus repair patients. A total of 10 male adult patients who underwent meniscus repair by the same doctor were investigated in this study. Both extension and flexion peak torque at $60^{\circ}/sec$ and $180^{\circ}/sec$ significantly increased (p<0.001, p<0.01), while under muscle deficit, extension and flexion peak torque at $60^{\circ}/sec$ and extension peak torque at $180^{\circ}/sec$ significantly decreased (p<0.01, p<0.05). ROM in extension significantly decreased (p<0.05), whereas ROM in flexion significantly increased (p<0.01) in response to the program. VAS score significantly decreased (p<0.001) and lysholm scores significantly increased after completion of the program (p<0.001). These results suggest that 16 weeks of the anti-gravity treadmill accelerated rehabilitation program improves isokinetic muscle strength and functional score of knee joint, ROM, and VAS score in meniscus repair patients. Therefore, the anti-gravity treadmill accelerated rehabilitation program, which is a more scientific and effective method than conventional rehabilitation, leads to faster recovery of paly ground and normal daily activities.