A Comparative Study between the Effect of Agility and Pertubation Training Versus Conventional Exercise in Improving Functional Status in Physically Active Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis
Objective: To compare the effect of agility and perturbation training with conventional exercises and conventional exercises alone in improving functional status in physically active individuals with knee osteoarthritis
Materials and Method: This study is to be conducted with 60 physically active subjects of knee osteoarthritis and were randomly assigned into two equal groups (experimental and control group).The pre-test measurements is taken for both the groups with WOMAC SCALE and TIMED GET UP AND GO TEST. Then group A (experimental group) allotted for agility and perturbation training and group B (control group) allotted for conventional exercise for the period of 6 weeks. After the end of 6 weeks post-test measurements taken as similar to the pre-test measurement and the result obtained are compared.
Out come measures: Western Ontario McMaster University Scale Timed get Up and go Test
Result: Result of the study concluded that there is a significant difference in both the groups. However, the agility and perturbation group showed much significant differences in improving the functional status of OA subjects as compared with the control group.
Conclusion: According to the results of present study agility and perturbation exercises significantly improving the functional status of OA subjects as compared with the control group.
Adding agility and perturbation training techniques to exercise programs has a significant effect on knee stability and general function in older individuals with knee OA as observed for younger, athletic individuals.
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