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Author Motta, Meera, author.
Title The effects of aquatic and land-based exercise on balance and gait in people post stroke / by Meera Motta.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.
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 Electronic Book  GV361 .Z95 2012 M68eb    ONLINE
  
Description 1 online resource (xii, 70 pages) : graphs, forms, some color.
Content Type still image
text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 60-64).
Summary The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of aquatic and land-based exercise on balance and gait outcomes in people post-stroke. One male person participated in land-based exercise, two people (1 male and 1 female) participated in aquatic exercise, and one male person participated in home-based exercise. The aquatic and land-based participants received an 8-week exercise program, 3 training sessions, 3 times a week for 50 minutes. The home-based exercise participant was provided with an individualized exercise program which had the components similar to the other two protocols. The Biodex Balance Equipment was used to collect the participants' balance data and Biodex Gait Trainer was used to collect the participants' walking data. Pre-data was collected before the beginning of the exercise program followed by bi-weekly data collection. There were a total of five data collection points. The individuals participating in an aquatic exercise program performed the exercise in the therapeutic pool with a pool temperature range from 92-94 degrees Fahrenheit. The individual participating in land-based exercise program performed the exercise in the expansion room. The study results indicated that the individuals that participated in aquatic exercise and land-based exercise program showed remarkable improvements in their balance and gait outcomes compared to the individual who participated in the home-based exercise program.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on February 19, 2013).
Subject Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Kinesiology.
OCLC number 849966349