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International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
ISSN (online) : 2278-9030
ISSN (Print) : 2278-9014
ISSUES : 4/year
PUBLISHER : Rehabilitation Without Borders

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IJHRS. 2013; 2(4): 204-211


Pilates in Functional Balance and Quality of Life in Sub-Acute Stroke Subjects A Randomized Controlled Study

Lourembam Surbala, P Ratan Khuman, Gopal Nambi S, Satani Kalpesh.

Abstract
Background: Balance issues in Stroke subjects are one of the major concerns during rehabilitation. Interventions to improve balance and functional outcome are integral part of therapy. Movement based therapy such as Pilates can be of help in these subjects.

Objectives: To evaluate the effects of Pilates training on functional balance and quality of life in sub-acute Stroke subjects.

Materials and Methods: This study was conducted at Neurological Physiotherapy Out Patient Department. A total of 23 ambulatory Sub-acute Stroke subjects were randomly assigned into two groups; Pilates Group (n=12: Pilates along with Conventional therapy) and Control Group (n=11: Conventional therapy). Participants in Pilates group were treated for 8 weeks with a series of 45 minute Pilates sessions thrice weekly along with conventional therapy and Control group received only conventional therapy. Functional reach test, Timed up and go test, Dynamic gait index and Stroke specific quality of life scale were recorded at baseline and after 8 weeks of training.

Results: There was significant improvement (p<0.05) in functional balance and quality of life of sub-acute Stroke subjects in Pilates group compared to Control group after 8 weeks of training.

Conclusion: The result of the study indicates that 8 weeks of Pilates training was effective in improving functional balance and quality of life in sub-acute Stroke subjects compared with Conventional therapy.

Key words: Pilates, Functional balance, Quality of life, Sub-acute Stroke


 
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Lourembam Surbala, P Ratan Khuman, Gopal Nambi S, Satani Kalpesh. Pilates in Functional Balance and Quality of Life in Sub-Acute Stroke Subjects A Randomized Controlled Study . IJHRS. 2013; 2(4): 204-211.


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Lourembam Surbala, P Ratan Khuman, Gopal Nambi S, Satani Kalpesh. Pilates in Functional Balance and Quality of Life in Sub-Acute Stroke Subjects A Randomized Controlled Study . http://www.ijhrs.org/?mno=150572 [Access: May 06, 2021].


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Lourembam Surbala, P Ratan Khuman, Gopal Nambi S, Satani Kalpesh. Pilates in Functional Balance and Quality of Life in Sub-Acute Stroke Subjects A Randomized Controlled Study . IJHRS. 2013; 2(4): 204-211.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Lourembam Surbala, P Ratan Khuman, Gopal Nambi S, Satani Kalpesh. Pilates in Functional Balance and Quality of Life in Sub-Acute Stroke Subjects A Randomized Controlled Study . IJHRS. (2013), [cited May 06, 2021]; 2(4): 204-211.



Harvard Style

Lourembam Surbala, P Ratan Khuman, Gopal Nambi S, Satani Kalpesh (2013) Pilates in Functional Balance and Quality of Life in Sub-Acute Stroke Subjects A Randomized Controlled Study . IJHRS, 2 (4), 204-211.



Turabian Style

Lourembam Surbala, P Ratan Khuman, Gopal Nambi S, Satani Kalpesh. 2013. Pilates in Functional Balance and Quality of Life in Sub-Acute Stroke Subjects A Randomized Controlled Study . International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 2 (4), 204-211.



Chicago Style

Lourembam Surbala, P Ratan Khuman, Gopal Nambi S, Satani Kalpesh. "Pilates in Functional Balance and Quality of Life in Sub-Acute Stroke Subjects A Randomized Controlled Study ." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 2 (2013), 204-211.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Lourembam Surbala, P Ratan Khuman, Gopal Nambi S, Satani Kalpesh. "Pilates in Functional Balance and Quality of Life in Sub-Acute Stroke Subjects A Randomized Controlled Study ." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 2.4 (2013), 204-211. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Lourembam Surbala, P Ratan Khuman, Gopal Nambi S, Satani Kalpesh (2013) Pilates in Functional Balance and Quality of Life in Sub-Acute Stroke Subjects A Randomized Controlled Study . International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 2 (4), 204-211.



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