Effects of Overlapping Action of Clinically Applied Rehabilitation Interventions Based on the Theory of Neuroplasticity

Lee Jung-Ho


This study was invested to investigate the effects of a treatment method that can apply the theory of neurorehabilitation for rehabilitation treatment of stroke patients on spasticity, balance ability, and walking ability. In this study, 30 people diagnosed by a rehabilitation medicine specialist were divided into experimental group A and experimental group B through a random assignment method. Experimental group A received extracorporeal shock wave therapy on the paralyzed lower extremity after proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation treatment, and experimental group B received non-gravity treadmill training after proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation treatment. All treatments were performed 3 times a week for 6 weeks, and pre- and post-evaluation were conducted. Spasticity, gait speed, dynamic balance ability, and ankle angle were measured to evaluate the treatment effect. In the results of the study, the decrease in spasticity was statistically significantly higher in experimental group A than in experimental group B, and the improvement in walking speed and dynamic balance ability was statistically significantly higher in experimental group B than in experimental group A. In addition, the change in ankle angle was greater in experimental group A than in experimental group B. In conclusion, various treatment methods should be applied simultaneously to improve the quality of life and quickly return to society in stroke patients.


Keywords: spasticity, balance, walking ability, stroke.



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