Core Stability Training Improved Ataxia and Balance of a Patient with Severe Cerebellar and Afferent Ataxia: A Case Study
Core stability trainingにより運動失調およびバランス障害が改善した重度小脳性および感覚性運動失調の1症例

Makoto SAKAMOTO, Akiyoshi MATSUGI, Keisuke TANI, Daisuke KIMURA
2017 Rigakuryoho Kagaku  
Purpose] We aimed to investigate the effects of core stability training (CST) on ataxia and balance disturbance. [Subjects and Methods] A man in his fifties who was at 3 years past the onset of pontine hemorrhage and had severe cerebellar and afferent ataxias, and balance and gait disorders was included in this study. In the first 4 weeks (phase A), a physical therapist visited him at his home and conducted physical therapy, which included muscle strengthening, sit-ups, and transfer training,
more » ... ransfer training, for 60 minutes per week. After phase A, CST was added to the program for 4 weeks (phase B). [Results] Only in phase B were the scale for the assessment and rating of ataxia and Berg balance scale improved. [Conclusion] CST for patients with severe cerebellar ataxia due to stroke can improve cerebellar and afferent ataxias, and balance.
doi:10.1589/rika.32.459 fatcat:riq6ja225bgqddsc372m3p5gkm