Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 5

Effect of Mirror Therapy on Lower Limb Functions and Balance in Hemiparetic Patients

Rucha Choudhari1, Simran Vohra2, Trupti Siddapur1*

1Assistant Professor, Dr.D.Y.Patil College of Physiotherapy, Dr.D.Y.Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2Intern, Dr.D.Y.Patil college of Physiotherapy, Dr.D.Y.Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author: Trupti Siddapur, Assistant Professor, Dr.D.Y.Patil College of Physiotherapy, Dr.D.Y.Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Received: March 22, 2022; Published: April 08, 2022


Background: Leftover weakness of muscles leading to synergies and spasticity usually make stroke survivor to adapt an inactive way of living, which further restricts the individual's routine activities. These initial neurological deficits results in balance alteration leading to risk of fall and abnormal gait. Neurological disorders based on ideal motor control models and on motor learning theories help in regaining functional movements of the affected lower limb. Attempt to reduce the influence and enhance functional outcomes after a stroke thus, pose a major challenge for rehabilitation experts. Its been recommended that the mirror therapy is an easy, economical and patient governed treatment approach which enhances hand function.

Aim: To find out the effect of mirror therapy on lower limb functions and balance in patients with hemiparesis

Materials and methods: 30 subjects (<70 years) with one episode of stroke having 1-2 grade of spasticity according to modified Ashworth scale

 were included in the study. Fugl Meyr Assessment for Lower Extremity and Berg Balance Scale were used to assess motor function and balance. Subjects were given conventional physiotherapy along with mirror therapy

Results: results of the study showed improvement in lower limb function and balance

Conclusion: from this study it can be concluded that mirror therapy can be used in conjunction with convention physiotherapy for stroke patients.

Keywords: Stroke; Mirror Therapy; Lower Limb Function, Balance


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Citation: Trupti Siddapur., et al. “Effect of Mirror Therapy on Lower Limb Functions and Balance in Hemiparetic Patients".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.5 (2022): 14-19.


Copyright: © 2022 Trupti Siddapur., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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