Effects of Kinesio Taping of Tibialis Anterior Combined with Cognitive Dual-Task Training on Balance and Gait Ability in Post-Stroke Patients

앞정강근의 키네지오 테이핑을 병행한 인지이중과제 훈련이 뇌졸중 환자의 균형 및 보행능력에 미치는 영향

  • Jae-Yong Chol (Department of Physical Therapy, Kyungbuk College) ;
  • Kyung-Hun Kim (Department of Physical Therapy, Daejeon Health University)
  • 최재용 (경북전문대학교 물리치료과) ;
  • 김경훈 (대전보건대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 2024.01.19
  • Accepted : 2024.02.23
  • Published : 2024.05.31


PURPOSE: This study examined the effects of kinesio taping of tibialis anterior combined with cognitive dual-task training on balance and gait ability in post-stroke patients. METHODS: This study was a single-blinded, randomized control design. Thirty post-stroke patients were allocated randomly to two groups: 1) kinesio taping of tibialis anterior combined with cognitive dual-task training (KTCDT group, n = 15) and cognitive dual-task training (Control group, n = 15). Both groups were given training for 30 minutes, five days a week for four weeks. The Berg balance test and timed up-and-go test were used to measure the balance ability. GaitRite was used to analyze the gait ability. RESULTS: Both groups showed significant improvements in balance and gait ability. The KTCDT group showed significantly greater improvement in balance ability after four weeks than the control group (p < .05). In addition, the KTCDT group showed significantly greater improvement in gait ability after four weeks compared to the control group (p < .05). CONCLUSION: Kinesio taping of the tibialis anterior combined with cognitive dual-task training effectively improves the balance and gait abilities in post-stroke patients.



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