This study compared trunk exercises based on the Bobath concept with routine neurorehabilitation approaches for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Three days a week for eight weeks, participants with MS performed either trunk exercises based on the Bobath concept (experimental group) or routine neurorehabilitation exercises (control group). Both groups also performed balance and coordination exercises. All patients were evaluated with the Trunk Impairment Scale, Berg Balance Scale, International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale, and Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite before and after the program. The results showed that the Bobath-based exercises were as effective as the routine neurorehabilitation exercises. Therefore, trunk exercises based on the Bobath concept can be beneficial in MS rehabilitation programs.
Volume 50 Number 1, 2013
Pages 133 — 140
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