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PAFMJ. 2017; 67(4): 691-693


EFFECTS OF PROPRIOCEPTIVE TRAINING ON MOTOR FUNCTION AND DISABILITY IN A PATIENT WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND POST CRANIOTOMY BLINDNESS

Farjad Afzal, Sidra Manzoor, Asma Afzal.

Abstract
Study was conducted on 18 years old male patient with head and brain injury and post craniotomy blindness. After receiving the initial intensive care unit (ICU) services and interventions, patient was discharged from the hospital and presented to outdoor physical therapy clinic. Intervention was proprioceptive training by using gym ball and approximation techniques on joints combined with strengthening exercises with manual resistance. Interventions were carried out in 05 days in a week and continued for 03 months. Patient was assessed and scored on disability rating score (DRS) and functional independent measure (FIM) before starting interventions and re-assessed after 03 month on same scales. Pre intervention DRS score was 20 and post intervention score was 05. Pre intervention FIM score was 21 and post intervention score was 96. Proprioceptive training (by using gym ball and approximation techniques on joints combine with strengthening exercises with manual resistance) can improve the motor function and can reduce disability significantly in patients recovering from traumatic brain injury.

Key words: Blindness, Craniotomy, Proprioception, Training, Traumatic brain injury.



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