Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 8; Issue 3 (June 2020)

Page No.: 3471-3477

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2020.131


Neha Ramchandra Tambe *1, Shamla Wamanrao Pazare 2.

*1 MPT (Neurosciences) Physiotherapist, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

2 Professor, CMF’s College of Physiotherapy, Chinchwad, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Neha Ramchandra Tambe, MPT (Neurosciences) Physiotherapist, Pune, Maharashtra, India. E-Mail: nehatambe14@gmail.com


Aim & Objective: To study and compare the effect of two sequencing combinations of Physical Practice and Mental Practice in improving Balance in stroke patients using Balance evaluation system test and Activities specific balance confidence scale.

Method: The experimental study was conducted on 30 subjects with strokes in the age group of 45-60 years, including both genders, with duration of stroke 1-6 months, and patients with the scoring of berg balance scale in between 21-40.All the subjects were assessed for the outcome measures at baseline using BESTest scale and ABC scale. Both the groups received treatment for 3 times/ week for 4 weeks. Re-assessment of all the outcome measures post 4-week intervention was done.Both the groups received conventional therapy and sequencing combinations of Mental practice and Physical practice.

Results: A significant improvement was seen in both the groups of sequencing combinations in improving balance in stroke patients.

Conclusion: The present study concludes that both the sequences of combinations of Mental Practice and Physical Practice are equally effective in improving balance in stroke patients.

Key words: Motor imagery, Mental practice, Physical practice, Stroke, Balance, Sequencing. BESTest, ABC score.


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Cite this article: Neha Ramchandra Tambe, Shamla Wamanrao Pazare. EFFECT OF TWO SEQUENCING COMBINATIONS OF PHYSICAL PRACTICE AND MENTAL PRACTICE ON BALANCE IN STROKE PATIENTS. Int J Physiother Res 2020;8(3):3471-3477. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2020.131