2010, Number 2
Rev Mex Med Fis Rehab 2010; 22 (2)
Sánchez CR, Montes CML, Rojano MD
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ABSTRACTObjective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a kinesitherapeutic program with an electromechanical device in the recovery of gait in patients with stroke. Material and methods: 40 patients with a diagnosis of stroke with initial assessment ≥ 35 points in each of the index scale test motor and trunk control. They were randomly assigned to one of the two study groups, forming a Group A- Conventional physical therapy and Group B- Conventional physical therapy using a kinesitherapeutic electromechanical device (cycle ergometer Reck Motomed viva1). Patients were evaluated after 20 therapy sessions, with the index scale test motor and trunk control, and time, number of sessions of physical therapy, which was achieved the patient standing and gait. Results: We observed that treatment was effective in achieving clinical improvement in both groups at study end, but when comparing standing start time and start of the gait between the two groups were not statistically significant difference regarding the effectiveness of one or other rehabilitation treatment. Conclusions: The use of a conventional rehabilitation program will allow the patient to achieve clinical improvement within the first 3 months after the stroke without the use of electromechanical devices is critical in his recovery.