International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023


Effect of Task Specific Exercise Program in Improving Balance for Patients Between T6-T12 Spinal Cord Injuries - A Review Study

Malepati Prasanna | Dr. Annie Thomas [3]


Abstract: Aim: To investigate the evidence on the effect of task-specific exercise programs in improving balance for patients between t6-t12 spinal cord injuries. Methodology: A comprehensive search on PUB med, google scholar, and Cochrane library, using keywords like spinal cord injury T6 & below level, balance training, task-specific training, trunk control, standing balance by using AND, OR. Randomized control trials and systematic meta-analysis were taken, published in English between 2008-2022, and reviewed. Results: 23 studies were identified through database searching, and eight articles were selected according to inclusion criteria. The result of this review provides evidence that task-specific exercise program is effective for balance in spinal cord injuries. Conclusion: Based on studies analyzed in the review, task-specific training improves balance, muscle strength, and coordination in spinal cord injury patients through specific tasks.


Keywords: Spinal cord injury T6 & below level, Balance training, Task-specific training, Trunk control, Standing balance


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,


Pages: 156 - 159


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