Comparing the Effect of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Exercise and Focused Regimen Program to Assess Balance and Quality of Life for Acute Stroke Rehabilitation

Authors

  • Sai Nithish Kumar T.M
  • Saravan Kumar.J
  • Rekha.K

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/82spf918

Keywords:

PNF Exercise, Focused regimen program, Berg balance scale.

Abstract

Background: Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability worldwide, resulting in significant physical
impairments, including hemiparesis and loss of motor control. Rehabilitation plays a crucial role in aiding stroke
patients’ recovery, and various approaches have been used to improve their functional abilities. Two widely
practiced methods are Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) exercises and focused regimen programs.
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of PNF exercises and focused regimen programs in improving motor
function, mobility and quality of life in stroke patients.
Materials and Methods: The total of 30 subjects with acute stroke were taken from Saicharan physio Center-
Arakkonam. The subjects are selected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria The intervention was given for 6
weeks. The entire process was performed from November 2022 to February 2023.
Result: According to the statistical analysis, PNF exercises revealed significant in improving both balance and
quality of life measures for acute stroke patients compared to focused regimen program.
Conclusion: This study finally concluded that the PNF exercises has a high impact in improving both balance and
may enhance neuroplasticity.

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Author Biographies

  • Sai Nithish Kumar T.M

    Undergraduate,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Saravan Kumar.J

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Rekha.K

    Associate Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Comparing the Effect of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Exercise and Focused Regimen Program to Assess Balance and Quality of Life for Acute Stroke Rehabilitation. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 794-799. https://doi.org/10.37506/82spf918