The Effects of Postural Training on Gait Kinematics in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Saeid Bahiraei, Guillermo R. Oviedo, Elham Hosseini

Research output: Indexed journal article Articlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study examines the effects and durability of postural exercise on gait kinematics in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). Thirty-four men with mild IDDs were assigned to either the training group (n = 19) or the control group (n = 15). The TG performed the intervention over 8 weeks, 3 days/week, 1 h/day. The results indicated that the intervention program had a significant effect on some variables of gait. Additionally, in the TG between post-test and follow-up, there was no significant difference, which indicated that gait variables were maintained by the TG one month after the end of the program. This research demonstrates that postural exercises are a viable intervention for enhancing the gait of people with IDDs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1062
Number of pages12
JournalSymmetry
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2023

Keywords

  • exercise program
  • gait
  • intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • kinematics

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Effects of Postural Training on Gait Kinematics in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this