Effect of High Intensity Resistance Training in Improving Lower Extremity Muscle Strength and Self Reported Function in Post Stroke Patients

International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume V, Issue III, March 2018 | ISSN 2321–2705

Effect of High Intensity Resistance Training in Improving Lower Extremity Muscle Strength and Self Reported Function in Post Stroke Patients

K.Vadivelan1, R.Sarala Devi2, Prof. V.P.R. Sivakumar3

 1Associate Professor, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India
2PG Student, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India.
3Dean, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract:-

Objectives: To determine the effects of high intensity resistance training in improving lower extremity muscle strength and self-reported function in post stroke patients.

Design: Quasi experimental design.

Settings: The study was conducted at the SRM General Hospital, Ramapuram, Chennai.

Procedure: 30 Subjects were allocated into two groups. Group-A are given conventional therapy, along with high intensity exercises like bilateral leg press, unilateral paretic limb knee extension, unilateral ankle dorsiflexion and plantar flexion. Subjects in Group-B received conventional therapy alone.

Results: The results shows that there is a significant difference in transfers and stairs in pre and post outcome measures in control group p=0.000 and there is no statistical significant different in flexors muscle group of pre and post outcome measures between experimental and control group.

Conclusion: The improvement in the strength and functional outcome confirms the therapeutic benefits of high intensity resistance training in post stroke hemiplegic subjects.

I. INTRODUCTION

A cerebral vascular disease ranks third behind heart diseases or cancer of death. The term “STROKE”, “BRAIN ATTACK” or “CVA” refers to an acute, non-epileptic alteration in neurological status that lasts more than 24 hours and correlates with a sudden disruption in blood flow to a total area of the brain.

A major impairment causing disability in stroke patients is motor weakness. In some patients, the resultant hemiparesis adversely affects functional mobility, including gait quality, increased risk for falls and subsequent injuries due to their inability to respond quickly and appropriately to challenges within their environment.

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