Effect of Core Stability And Functional Mobility Exercises on Muscle Strength after Lumbar Spinal Cord Injury

Authors

  • Neha Y. Kakade1 , Suraj B. Kanase2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1384

Keywords:

Lumbar spinal cord injury, core stability, functional mobility, physiotherapy.

Abstract

Background: Many studies suggest that when people are confined to wheelchair, central neuropathies such

as spinal cord injury usually reduce strength of core muscles and corresponding functional abilities for

standing and reaching. Studies that have aimed to compare different strategies to improve functional capacity

or stability have produced controversial results. Furthermore such studies have focused solely on individual

component. In contrast, the present study describes the effect of core stability as well as functional mobility

exercises on muscle strength after lumbar spinal cord injury.

Aim: To analyze the effect of core stability and functional mobility exercises on muscle strength after

lumbar spinal cord injury.

Methodology: 25 patients with lumbar spinal cord injury were recruited on a volunteer basis. Ethics approval

was obtained from Institutional ethical committee, KIMSDU. The purpose and procedure of the study was

explained to each participant before giving their consent to participate in the study. Neurological levels and

impairment scales were determined according to the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) standards.

Descriptive statistics such as percentages, mean, and standard deviation were used for data analysis.

Result: The p-value for each component is <0.0001 and is extremely significant. For each variable of the

study (muscle groups) the post assessment values were more than pre assessment values. The intervention

used in this study produced significant improvement in core strength and lower extremity strength of

participants after lumbar spinal cord injury.

Conclusion: Core stability and functional mobility exercises improve muscle strength in lumbar spinal cord

injury patients.

Author Biography

Neha Y. Kakade1 , Suraj B. Kanase2

1Intern BPT, Faculty of Physiotherapy, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, 2Associate Professor, Department of

Neurosciences Physiotherapy, Faculty of physiotherapy, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Neha Y. Kakade1 , Suraj B. Kanase2. (2020). Effect of Core Stability And Functional Mobility Exercises on Muscle Strength after Lumbar Spinal Cord Injury. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 138-143. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1384