Effects of Somatosensory Training on Dynamic Balance for the Cerebellar Ataxia

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Jung-Woo Jeong, Sung-Ryong Ma, Byung-Il Yang, Ha-Na Kim, So-Young Han, Bo-Kyoung Song

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of somatosensory training for cerebellar ataxia on dynamic balance through a single case report. This study was conducted in a 25-year-old male who was diagnosed with cerebellar ataxia for a total of 10 weeks over a period of 6 weeks from November to December 2019, using the ABA design. During the study period, a total of 18 sessions were applied to the subjects with 3 sessions of baseline A, 12 sessions of intervention period B, and 3 sessions of baseline A'. During the baseline period, BIORescue and functional reach test were measured by dynamic balance evaluation without somatosensory training, and the same evaluation was performed after applying somatosensory training for 40 minutes each session three times a week during the intervention period. As a result, it was confirmed that both were improved in the limited of stability and functional reach test compared to before the application of somatosensory training, and continued to be maintained even after the intervention was completed. This study showed that somatosensory training had a positive effect on dynamic balance with cerebellar ataxia.

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Jung-Woo Jeong, Sung-Ryong Ma, Byung-Il Yang, Ha-Na Kim, So-Young Han, Bo-Kyoung Song. (2021). Effects of Somatosensory Training on Dynamic Balance for the Cerebellar Ataxia. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 1757–1769. Retrieved from http://annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/292
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