Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 9

Impact of Virtual Reality on Hand Grip Functional Activity in Stroke Patients

Velmurugan G1, Gladies Kamalam S2*, Manivannan S3, Dinesh Dharmalingam4 and Mrudula J Pawar5

1Associate Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry.
2Associate Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, KMCT College of Allied Health Sciences, Calicut, Kerala.
3Principal, Aparampar Swami Physiotherapy College, Nanded, Maharashtra.
4Consultant Physiotherapist, Spectrum Physio Centre, Bangalore.
5Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Akash Institute of Physiotherapy and Akash hospital, Devanahalli, Bangalore.

*Corresponding Author: Gladies Kamalam S, Associate Professor Department of Physiotherapy, KMCT College of Health Sciences, India.

Received: July 01, 2022; Published: August 23, 2022

Abstract

Background: Stroke is common cause of motor disability. Recovery of hand function such as gipping activity is poor with few stroke survivors. Virtual reality therapy can provide enhanced feedback to promote hand functions in stroke conditions.

Aim: This study is done to find out the effect of virtual reality on improving grip function of stroke patients.

Methodology: 10 stroke patients with difficulty in gipping activities received virtual reality therapy for 4 weeks, 5 sessions/week. Hand dynamometer was used as outcome measure to measure the grip strength.

Statistical tool: Independent t test was used.

Conclusion: Significant difference in grip strength was seen after Virtual reality therapy at p < 0.01

 

Keywords: Stroke; Virtual Reality (VR) Therapy; Virtual Reality Exercise Program (VREP); Hand Dynamometer

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Citation

Citation: Velmurugan G., et al. “Impact Of Virtual Reality On Hand Grip Functional Activity In Stroke Patients". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.9 (2022): 97-99.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Velmurugan G., 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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