Effect of Highly Challenging Balance Training on Balance in Subjects with Chronic Parkinson’s Disease
Keywords:Highly challenging balance Training, Parkinson’s disease, Balance, Berg Balance Scale
Background: Highly challenging balance training has been suggested to induce neuroplasticity in
individuals with chronic Parkinson’s disease (PD So, the present study aims to find the effect of highly
challenging balance training on balance in subjects with chronic Parkinson’s disease.
Objective: To determine the effect of highly challenging balance training on balance in subjects with
chronic Parkinson’s disease.
Method: 30 subjects between the age group of 45-60 years diagnosed with PD were included in the
study and conveniently allocated to the single group after fulfilling inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Baseline data like age, gender, Hoehn &Yahr stage was noted. Subjects underwent Highly Challenging
Balance Training 45minutes per session 4 days/ week for 4 weeks. The pre and post test of balance was
done by using Berg balance scales(BBS).
Results: The highly challenging balance training on balance showed significant improvement in
balance in post-test and also showed significantly improved balance. (p<0.05) in subjects with chronic
Conclusion: The result of the present study shows that highly challenging balance training significantly
improved balance and showed promising transfer effects to everyday living. Long-term follow-up
assessments can be done to further explore these effects. The results also show that regular training is
required for the subjects to maintain progress.
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