Bulletin of Faculty of Physical Therapy

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 90--98

Influence of sensory integration training on postural instability in elderly with parkinsonian disease following stereotactic surgery


Ahmed M Elshinnawy1, Amir N Wadee2, Ahmed M Tawfick3 
1 Physical Therapy Department for Neuromuscular Disorders and Surgery, Modern University for Technology and Information, Cairo, Egypt
2 Physical Therapy Department for Basic Sciences, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
3 Physical Therapy Department for Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Modern University for Technology and Information, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed M Elshinnawy
PhD in Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Department for Neuromuscular Disorders and its Surgery, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Modern University for Technology and Information, Cairo, 12311
Egypt

Background Impaired posture is strongly associated with function particularly in patients with parkinsonian disease (PD). Objective To detect the effect of sensory integration training on postural instability in elderly PD following stereotactic surgery. Patients and methods A total of 27 patients with idiopathic PD were assessed before and after 12 weeks by the postural stability test. They were randomly assigned into three groups: group I (sensory integration training), group II (stereotactic surgery), and group III (sensory integration training after 10 days postoperatively). Results There was significant improvement in group III more than in groups I and II. The percent of improvement of group III was higher concerning the overall stability index (48.86%, t=7.088 and P=0.0001(, anterior/posterior index (74.61%, t=21.240 and P=0.0001), and medial/lateral index (55.81%, t=14.014 and P=0.0001). Group III was superior to groups I and II (P=0.026 and 0.001, 0.040 and 0.0001, and 0.049 and 0.0001). Conclusion Sensory integration training improved postural stability in elderly with PD following stereotactic surgery.


How to cite this article:
Elshinnawy AM, Wadee AN, Tawfick AM. Influence of sensory integration training on postural instability in elderly with parkinsonian disease following stereotactic surgery.Bull Fac Phys Ther 2019;24:90-98


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Elshinnawy AM, Wadee AN, Tawfick AM. Influence of sensory integration training on postural instability in elderly with parkinsonian disease following stereotactic surgery. Bull Fac Phys Ther [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jun 3 ];24:90-98
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