The Effect of Securing the Mediolateral Stability of the Foot on the Dynamic Balance and Gait of Chronic Stroke Patients Using an Ankle Brace

AUTHORS

Daehwan Lee,Professor, 36616, Department of Physical Therapy, Andong Science College. 189, Seoseon-gil, Seohu-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Korea
Jungho Lee,Professor, 219-705, Department of Physical Therapy, Kyungdong Univ., Bongpo-ri, Toseong-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea
Younbum Sung*,Professor, 36616, Department of Physical Therapy, Andong Science College. 189, Seoseon-gil, Seohu-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Korea

ABSTRACT

Stroke patients have high foot instability and a high risk of falling down in walking and standing positions due to muscle and sensory disorders. There are many patients who complain of inconvenience in their daily lives, but independent walking is very difficult. In this study, the effect of walking and dynamic balance was explored by securing internal and external stability of the foot. A total of 15 patients participated in the experiment, with 10m walk tests, timed and go tests, and functional reach tests. The data were statistical comparisons through a paired t test. The walk 10m test was not statistically significant, with 19.96 ± 8.86 seconds before the device was worn and 19.50 ± 9.06 seconds after the device was worn. Time-out and Go tests were statistically significant 24.53 ± 8.53 seconds before wearing the device, 20.96 ± 7.69 seconds after wearing the device, 23.65 ± 3.58 cm before wearing the device, and 27.12 ± 4.21 cm after wearing the device. Securing internal and external stability of the foot can have a positive impact on securing a dynamic balance in which weight movement is performed.

 

KEYWORDS

Foot stability, Dynamic balance, Gait, Foot instruments

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CITATION

  • APA:
    Lee,D.& Lee,J.& Sung*,Y.(2021). The Effect of Securing the Mediolateral Stability of the Foot on the Dynamic Balance and Gait of Chronic Stroke Patients Using an Ankle Brace. Journal of Human-centric Science and Technology Innovation, 1(2), 57-64. 10.21742/JHSTI.2021.1.2.8
  • Harvard:
    Lee,D., Lee,J., Sung*,Y.(2021). "The Effect of Securing the Mediolateral Stability of the Foot on the Dynamic Balance and Gait of Chronic Stroke Patients Using an Ankle Brace". Journal of Human-centric Science and Technology Innovation, 1(2), pp.57-64. doi:10.21742/JHSTI.2021.1.2.8
  • IEEE:
    [1] D.Lee, J.Lee, Y.Sung*, "The Effect of Securing the Mediolateral Stability of the Foot on the Dynamic Balance and Gait of Chronic Stroke Patients Using an Ankle Brace". Journal of Human-centric Science and Technology Innovation, vol.1, no.2, pp.57-64, Apr. 2021
  • MLA:
    Lee Daehwan, Lee Jungho and Sung* Younbum. "The Effect of Securing the Mediolateral Stability of the Foot on the Dynamic Balance and Gait of Chronic Stroke Patients Using an Ankle Brace". Journal of Human-centric Science and Technology Innovation, vol.1, no.2, Apr. 2021, pp.57-64, doi:10.21742/JHSTI.2021.1.2.8

ISSUE INFO

  • Volume 1, No. 2, 2021
  • ISSN(p):0
  • ISSN(e):2653-0007
  • Published:Apr. 2021

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