Short Communication - Biomedical Research (2018) Volume 29, Issue 21
Challenge is the key to stroke rehabilitation.
Trunk balance is a complex interplay of precise neuromuscular coordination, and such interaction requires the active involvement of voluntary postural control, anticipatory postural reactions, and reactive postural control. Stroke affects trunk balance, resulting in a delay in the acquisition of essential functional skills, and affects postural symmetry and the ability to shift weight as per the demand of a task. Trunk balance training involves various advanced methods, such as robotic training, video gaming, and force platforms, but they provide insufficient evidence to support the training and reinforcement of weak postural reactions. The primary aim of this letter is to emphasize the importance of trunk training, which involves unpredictable multi-planar tilting of the sitting support surface, to reinforce the postural reactions of trunk balance.Author(s): Faizan Kashoo, Mehrunnisha Ahmad