Journal of Physiotherapy & Physical Rehabilitation

ISSN: 2573-0312

Open Access

Krishnan R


  • Research Article
    Impact of Retro-Walking on Pain and Disability Parameters among Chronic Osteoarthritis Knee Patients
    Author(s): Balraj AM, Krishnan R and Kamaraj BBalraj AM, Krishnan R and Kamaraj B

    Objective: Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease involving the cartilage and surrounding tissues. It results in damage and loss of articular cartilage, remodeling of sub articular bone, osteophyte formation, ligamentous laxity, weakening of periarticular muscles and synovial inflammation. Retro-walking is walking backwards. Since there is propulsion in backward direction and reversal of leg movement in Retro-walking, different muscle activation patterns from those in forward walking are required. Back ward walking increases stride rate, decreases stride length and increases support time. Muscular structure supporting ankle and knee reversed their role during retro-walking. Materials and methods: An Experimental study designs with random sampling methods was used. The total duration of study extended to 3 months and study was done at Co.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2573-0312.1000157

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