International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022

Effect of Retro Walking Exercise on Balance in Geriatric Individuals

Dr. Harshil Shah | Dr. Dhara Vaghela

Abstract: Background: Falls are extremely common among the elderly population accounting for substantial morbidity and mortality. Approximately, 30 percent of people over the age of 65 fall each year. Older adults with neurological disorders, such as stroke and Parkinson?s disease, are at an even higher risk of falling. In Retro - walking backward direction and reversal of leg movement, different muscle activation patterns from those in forward walking are required. Need: The purpose of this study is to see the effectiveness of retro walking for improving balance in geriatric patients who have balance impairments. Method: 30 elderly individuals aged between 65 - 75 years were included in the study according to the inclusion criteria. Treatment took place for 4 weeks and session will be given 3 times a week. Outcome: berg balance scale and functional reach test. Result: After treatment of 4 weeks and 3 times a week there was significant improvement in balance of elderly.

Keywords: Retro walking, Balance, Risk of fall, Berg balance scale, Functional reach test, geriatric

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,

Pages: 616 - 620

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