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The Effect of Ankle Taping and Balance Exercises on Postural Stability

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 21, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 22, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Asghar Akbari, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences

Brief Summary:
Both taping and balance exercises have effects on dynamic balance, so this study compared ankle taping and balance exercise on postural stability indices in healthy women. we hypothesized that both balance exercise and taping would increase stability indices but the effects of balance exercise was more greater than taping.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Disturbance; Balance, Labyrinth Proprioceptive Disorders Other: Balance exercise and ankle taping Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The ability to control the body in the space is a complex interaction between musculoskeletal and neural systems. This set is called postural control system. Postural control involves the control of body position in space for the dual purposes of postural stability and postural orientation. Balance process is divided into four-stage by Sullivan and Markos: mobility, stability, controlled mobility, and skill. Several types of exercise have been proposed to improve proprioception. Bout and Gahery stated that balance exercises improve neuromuscular relations and reduces the proprioception errors. They believe that those who have more proprioception difficulty may benefit more from exercise therapy.Taping is another technique to enhance proprioception. Improvement in proprioception leads to better function and reduction of disability. Kinesiotaping is being used to prevent injuries and to help curing the injury. It can also improve efficiency in sport, improve lymph and venous circulation, decrease edema, stimulate the mechanoreceptors and increase awareness of subject about the ankle position, reduces the pain and improves muscle performance

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Ankle Taping and Balance Exercises on Postural Stability Indices in Healthy Women
Study Start Date : February 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Balance exrercise and ankle taping

Balance Exercises:Balance exercises for 6 weeks, 3 sessions per week and each session was 40 minutes for training group.

Ankle taping: Ankle joint taping was performed for 6 weeks and was renewed three times a week.

Other: Balance exercise and ankle taping

Balance Exercises: The first group performed balance exercise which last for six weeks, 3 times a week, and 40 minutes each session. Each session started by several minutes of slow walking and progressive stretching of ankle, knee and hip muscles which was gradually increased in time and repetition. After that, balance exercises were performed.

Ankle taping: In second group Ankle joint taping continued for 6 weeks and was renewed three times a week.

Other Names:
  • Balance Exercises
  • Ankle taping

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Stability Index [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Biodex Balance System: It is possible to quantify the neuromuscular control performance by evaluating subject's ability in single and double leg balance on a stable or unstable surface. This system can be used to do exercises in order to increase kinesthetic abilities and improve proprioception.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. zone and quadrant [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    In balance testing which quadrant and zone are used by subjects.

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. BMI [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    The height of the subjects measured by a meter with 1 cm accuracy and a digital weighting scale used for measuring subjects

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 22 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • having no pain in ankle joint, not having sport activity in the period of this study, healthy sensory motor function in lower limb, no history of neuromuscular disease, vertigo or any uncorrected visual problems, any kind of ankle injury or lower limb surgery, taking sedative medication, cardiovascular, neurologic, and pulmonary disease, balance problems, rheumatoid disease, psychological disease, body mass index between 17 to25.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • ankle pain, allergy to tape, and not completing all interventional sessions.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01730859

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Iran, Islamic Republic of
School of rehabilitaion Sciences
Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 98167-43175
Sponsors and Collaborators
Zahedan University of Medical Sciences

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Dr. Asghar Akbari, Dr, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences Identifier: NCT01730859     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 90-2339
First Posted: November 21, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 22, 2012
Last Verified: November 2012
Keywords provided by Dr. Asghar Akbari, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences:
Balance exercise
Postural stability
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Somatosensory Disorders
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms