Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2014, Volume: 7, Issue: 12, Pages: 2041–2045
Elanchezhian Chinnavan1*, Sathish Gopaladhas2 , Aparna Saha3 and Rishikesavan Ragupathy1
1 School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, AIMST University, Malaysia; [email protected]
2 White Memorial College of Physiotherapy, India
3 Physio Care, Kolkata, India
Objectives: To design rehabilitation program that can improve proprioception in patient with grade-II anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Methods: 30 subjects fulfilling the inclusion criteria were recruited. Subjects were randomly distributed into standard non-operative ACL injury rehabilitation group (control group, n = 15) and proprioceptive training group (experimental group, n = 15). Standing balance was assessed by single leg stance and time HOP test. Control group subjects were given knee rehabilitation program like strengthening exercise, flexibility exercise while experimental group were given knee rehabilitation along with proprioception training on wobble board. Subjects completed 12 training sessions, each approximately 30 minutes for the duration of three weeks (4 sessions a week). Results: The results show that the experimental group significantly improved with (P < 0.05) than control group. Conclusions: The study shows that impaired proprioceptive are improved by giving training on wobble board in grade-II ACL injury in athletes.
Keywords: Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Proprioception, Single Leg Stance Test, Time HOP Test
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