Background: Stroke is one of the main causes of disability among adults. Objective: The aim of the present study was to analyze the effect of postural insoles on static balance in individuals with stroke. Methods: Twenty-four strokes survivors with hemiparesis were recruited from the rehabilitation clinics of the university and randomly allocated to two groups: experimental and control group. The subjects were analyzed for stabilometry, immediately following insole placement and after three months of insole usage, with eyes open and eyes closed. Results: A significant difference was found immediately after postural insole placement regarding anteroposterior range of movement (p < 0.05). Moreover, significant reductions were found in the inter-group analysis after three months of insole usage. Conclusion: Based on the present findings, postural insoles combined with conventional physical therapy offer significant benefits regarding static postural control among stroke victims after three months of use, as demonstrated by computerized stabilometry.
- Postural control
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Complementary and Manual Therapy
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Complementary and alternative medicine