Effect of Robotic training on walking and balance in patient with Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
Ismail Boyraz 1 * , Bunyamin Koc 1, Hakan Sarman 2, Mesut Ozdemir 1
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1 Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Bolu, Turkey
2 Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University Medical School, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Bolu, Turkey
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Our patient was 22 years old and was being followed with pure Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia. He was provided with robot assisted-gait training combined with physiotherapy. Robot-assisted gait training lasted 40 minutes per a day and 20 sessions training. enforced about 7 weeks and three times in a week. Strenghten, stretching and balance exercise were applied as physiotherapy every day. He was evealuated in terms of functional ambulation category, Medical Research Council (MRC) Scale for muscle strength, Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS), 6-minute walking test, 10-meter walking test, timed up and go, Berg Balance Scale before and after treatment.After the treatments, the patient could walk more confidently and speedy. Robotic training can contribute to physiotherapy as plus to improve patient walking and balance.


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EUR J GEN MED, 2016 - Volume 13 Issue 3, pp. 63-64

Publication date: 06 Aug 2016

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