Effectiveness of Gluteus Maximus Strengthening on Gait in Patients with Hemiparesis

Authors

  • Rutuja Bhosale1 , G.Varadharajulu2 , Dhirajkumar Mane3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10437

Keywords:

Gluteus Maximus, Strengthening, hemiparesis, Stroke, Gait.

Abstract

Background: Seventy five per cent of patients who outlive stroke have inadequacies whilst walking and

the hemiparetic gait is the most prevalent form of walking. The asymmetric pattern of walking is most

commonly seen in hemiparetic gait.

Aim and Objectives: To find the effectiveness of gluteus maximus strengthening on gait in patients with

hemiparesis.

Materials and Method: The hemiparetic patients were assessed for the MMT and gait, prior to the treatment.

The muscle strength and gait was assessed by Manual Muscle Testing and objective method respectively.

Subjects signed the consent form then total number of three exercises were given-i)Standing leg lifts with

trunk supported, ii) Quadruped leg lifts, iii) Standing extension.Statistical analysis was done once the data

was collected

Results: In this study the gluteus maximus strengthening had effect on the gait of the hemiparetic individuals.

The gait parameters taken in this study step length, step width, stride length, cadence and speed significantly

increase after the treatment.

Conclusion: On the basis of the result of this study, it was concluded that the strengthening of gluteus

maximus muscle has effect on gait in patients with hemiparesis. The gait parameters taken in this study such

as step length, step width, stride length, cadence and speed has increase in the averaged values before and

after treatment.

Author Biography

Rutuja Bhosale1 , G.Varadharajulu2 , Dhirajkumar Mane3

1 Intern, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed To Be University, Karad,

Maharashtra, India, 2 Professor, Department of Neurosciences, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute Of

Medical Sciences Deemed To Be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India, 3Statistician, Directorate of Research,

Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed To Be University, Karad,

Maharashtra, India

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Rutuja Bhosale1 , G.Varadharajulu2 , Dhirajkumar Mane3. (2020). Effectiveness of Gluteus Maximus Strengthening on Gait in Patients with Hemiparesis. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 620-625. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10437