A Protocol on Effect of Gaze Exercises and Balance Regimen on Quality of Life of Patients with Peripheral-Vertigo
Keywords:Peripheral-Vertigo, Physical therapy, Gaze Stabilization Exercises, Balance training.
Background: As vertigo is been one of the most common condition affecting the individual functionally,
physically and emotionally and result in some form of disability. Most of physiotherapy intervention
proves to be effective in vestibular rehabilitation of patients with vestibular disorders. Gaze stabilization
exercises are effective and some suggest balance training is also effective in vestibular rehabilitation. But
there is minimal literature on combination of both exercise protocol. Aim: To find out the effect of Gaze
stabilization Exercises and balance training on quality of life of patients with Peripheral Vertigo. Methods:
30 participants with vertigo due to peripheral pathology will be selected on the basis of inclusion, exclusion
and head impulse test. The patient will be evaluating using Visual analogue scale, Dizziness Handicap
Inventory, Berg Balance Scale and Dynamic Gait Index Scale. The participants will be distributed into two
categories. Group- A will receive gaze stabilization exercise and Group- B will receive balance training
along with gaze stabilization exercise. Participants will be evaluating post-treatment. Conclusion: This
study concluded that there may be significant reduction in vertigo symptoms and improved Quality of Life
in peripheral vertigo by using combine effect of Gaze Exercise with Balance Training
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