International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
www.ijsr.net | Most Trusted Research Journal Since Year 2012

ISSN: 2319-7064

Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019

Effectiveness of Tai Chi Exercise on Balance in Elderly Patient with Knee Osteoarthritis

Dr. Deepti Thokal, Dr. Shyam Ganvir

The Worldwide prevalence estimate for Knee Osteoarthritis is 9.6 % among Men and 18 % among Women. In India, the prevalence of Knee Osteoarthritis in Adult Rural population is estimated to be 5.8 %2. Individuals with painful Knee Osteoarthritis experience difficulty performing basic daily activities such as, performing household chores, stair climbing as well as engaging in social and outdoor activities3. Tai Chi has become a popular form of exercise for balance training. Tai Chi is one of the popular form of exercise among older adults and it encompasses balance, aerobics, flexibility and weight bearing exercises with meditation and deep breathing4-5. Aim: To study the Effectiveness of Tai Chi exercise on Balance in Elderly patient with Knee Osteoarthritis. Objectives: 1) To find the Effectiveness of Tai Chi exercise on Balance in Elderly Patient with Knee Osteoarthritis. 2) To find the Effect of Tai Chi on Pain in Elderly Patient with Knee Osteoarthritis. 3) To find the Effect of Tai Chi on Stiffness in Elderly Patient with Knee Osteoarthritis. 4) To find the Effect of Tai Chi on Physical function in Elderly Patient with Knee Osteoarthritis. Procedure: It was a Randomized Controlled Trial. 50 patients were randomly assigned to the Experimental Group (IFT + Tai Chi) & Control Group (IFT) with 25 patients in each group. The patients were pre- assessed & post assessed with the WOMAC Index & Berg Balance Scale. Results: The results showed that there was a statistically significant difference in the BBS scale at Baseline & 1 month in the Experimental group. Also there was a statistically significant improvement in the WOMAC Index at Baseline & 1 month in the Control group. Conclusion: Our study concluded that Tai Chi exercises are effective for improving Balance in elderly patients with Knee Osteoarthritis.

Keywords: Knee Osteoarthritis, Tai Chi, Balance, Elderly Patient

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019

Pages: 87 - 89


How to Cite this Article?

Dr. Deepti Thokal, Dr. Shyam Ganvir, "Effectiveness of Tai Chi Exercise on Balance in Elderly Patient with Knee Osteoarthritis", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20198334, Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019, 87 - 89

119 PDF Views | 61 PDF Downloads

Download Article PDF



Similar Articles with Keyword 'Knee Osteoarthritis'

Research Paper, Physiotherapy, India, Volume 9 Issue 5, May 2020

Pages: 1079 - 1084

Correlation of Ankle Joint Position Sense (JPS) and Foot Posture Index (FPI) with Severity and Functional Disability in Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis

Naushin Qureshi, Annamma Varghese

Share this article

Research Paper, Physiotherapy, India, Volume 6 Issue 9, September 2017

Pages: 1377 - 1381

Effect of Graded Motor Imagery for Kinesiophobia on Pain and Function for Institutionalised Elder People with Knee Osteoarthritis

Dr. Mana Yeslawath, Salome Sequeira, Sagar Tarale

Share this article

Comparative Studies, Physiotherapy, India, Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019

Pages: 682 - 685

Effect of Osteoarthritis of Knee Rehabilitation on Pain & Function on Quality of Life

Dr. Alpa Purohit, Dr. Sweety Shah

Share this article

Comparative Studies, Physiotherapy, India, Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017

Pages: 671 - 675

Effect of Reverse Treadmill Walking and Low Intensity Cycle Ergometry in Chronic Knee Osteoarthritis Subjects-Comparative Study

Farhin Mulla, Amrutkuvar Pawar, Trupti Warude

Share this article

Research Paper, Physiotherapy, India, Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019

Pages: 442 - 454

Assessment of Central Sensitization using Pain Pressure Threshold and Its Association with Disability and Quality of Life in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Neha Dhole, Swati Kubal, Chhaya Verma

Share this article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Balance'

Research Paper, Physiotherapy, India, Volume 9 Issue 5, May 2020

Pages: 1232 - 1243

Comparison of Core Stability in Individuals with Flexible Flat Foot and Normal Foot

Dr. Anvita Telang, Dr. Supriya Dhumale

Share this article

Research Paper, Physiotherapy, India, Volume 9 Issue 5, May 2020

Pages: 905 - 908

Correlation between 6 Minute Walk Test and 2 Minute Walk Test to Measure the Functional Capacity in Elderly Population

Nishita Sanjeev Anirudhan, Dr. Shweta Manwadkar

Share this article

Research Paper, Physiotherapy, India, Volume 6 Issue 7, July 2017

Pages: 1784 - 1788

Effect of Trunk Extensor Muscle Fatigue on Postural Stability in Healthy Young Adults

Isha Akulwar, Saili Mulgaonkar

Share this article

Research Paper, Physiotherapy, India, Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019

Pages: 1681 - 1684

Explorative Study on Physical Fitness among Adolescent Bharatanatyam Dancers and Sedentary School Children

Melepurath Ramakrishnan Nimya, Lija Mathew

Share this article

Research Paper, Physiotherapy, Egypt, Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019

Pages: 960 - 963

Assessment of Balance in Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Aya E. El-Komy, Hamada E. Ayoub, Khaled A. Olama, Hossam A. ElAshtokhy

Share this article

Top