DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.6.1681

Effects of Martial Arts on Recovery of Motor Function and Nerve Excitability of Stroke Patients

Tao Chen

Abstract


This study is designed to investigate the effects of Tai Chi exercise on the balance of stroke, standing on one foot, walking and index finger percussion. Sixteen stroke patients who meet the requirements are recruited in the hospital as experimental objects. They are randomly divided into a Tai Chi group (experimental group), a traditional rehabilitation group (control group), with an experimental group of 8 persons, and a control group of 8 persons. Both groups have a 6-month exercise intervention according to the experimental protocol. Before and after the experiment, the exercise function is tested and evaluated using the BERG balance scale, standing up time and walking TUGT, standing on one foot, and DFTT on the index finger. The scores of the Berg Balance Scale after the experiment in the experimental group are significantly higher than before the experiment. There is a significant difference between the two groups before and after the experiment. Martial Arts exercise has a significant increase in the amplitude of motor evoked potentials in patients with stroke and ipsilateral muscle and can effectively improve its nerve excitability.

Keywords


Stroke Patients, Martial Arts, Nerve Excitability

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