《Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Theory and Practice》 ›› 2019, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (5): 564-569.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-9771.2019.05.012

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Effects of Sling Exercise Therapy Combined with Kinesio Taping on Balance and Walking for Stroke Patients

ZHENG Zeng-bin1, MA Ming1, ZHAO Xiang-hu1, XU Liang1, LIU Zhu-yuan1, SUN Wu-dong1, ZHU Zong-jing2, TANG Cong-zhi1   

  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Zhongda Hospital Affiliated to Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210009, China
    2.Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Weifang People's Hospital, Weifang, Shandong 261000, China
  • Received:2019-01-01 Revised:2019-01-31 Published:2019-05-25 Online:2019-05-29
  • Contact: MA Ming, E-mail: nj9868@163.com
  • Supported by:
    Jiangsu Health and Family Planning Commission Research Program (No. MS201509) and Nanjing Sports Bureau Project (No. NJTY2015-501)

Abstract: Objective To investigate the effects of sling exercise therapy combined with Kinesio Taping on the balance and walking for stroke patients.Methods From October, 2017 to August, 2018, 66 patients after stroke were randomly divided into routine group (n = 22), sling group (n = 22) and combined group (n = 22). All the groups accepted routine rehabilitation, while the sling group accepted sling exercise therapy based on routine group and the combined group accepted sling exercise therapy and Kinesio Taping. They were assessed with Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and Fugl-Meyer Assessment-Lower Extremities (FMA-LE), and their gait parameters were measured with Motion Analysis, before and four weeks after treatment. Results There were obvious improvements in the BBS score, FMA-LE score and gait parameters in all the groups after treatment (P < 0.05), and it was ranked from better to worse as the combined group, the sling group and the routine group (P < 0.05). Conclusion Sling exercise therapy combined with Kinesio Taping may further improve balance and walking for stroke patients.

Key words: stroke, sling exercise therapy, Kinesio Taping, balance, walking

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