Volume : 2, Issue : 7, JUL 2016

EFFECT OF RETRO WALKING ON DYNAMIC BALANCE AND MOBILITY IN PATIENTS WITH KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS

Jagga Vinay

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effect of retro walking on dynamic balance and mobility in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Methods: Total 50 subjects were taken and then they were randomly divided into 2 experimental groups: Group A (25 Females) and Group B (25 Males). The subjects were assessed and demographic data such as height, weight, were assessed and noted. Then the subjects in both the groups were assessed for STEP UP and TUG (time up & go test). . After 2 weeks training, again balance & mobility was tested again by step up & timed up & go test. Results: The results of the study reveal that Retro Walking is effective in improving dynamic balance and mobility.
Conclusion: Retro Walking is effective in improving dynamic balance and mobility.

Keywords

Step up test, timed up and go test, retrowalking, osteoarthritis.

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