2nd INTERNATIONAL HEALTH SCIENCE AND LIFE CONGRESS , Burdur, Turkey, 24 - 27 April 2019, pp.769-782
While a healthy person takes an average of 110 steps perminute, the age and length of the foot are shortened, the pelvic rotation decreases, and the time the foot remains on the ground increases with age. Even if the patient does not have a major disease, the elderly disability to walkin dependently decreases and the walking becomess low and pathological. These deficiencies of the elderly can be reduced with walking training and rehabilitation, and thei rability to walk can be regenerated as independent or less dependent. Aim Of The Study: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of walking training and medical exercises applied to elderly people with pathological walking patterns.
Method:In this study; 15 patients (6male, 9 female) were included among the patients aged 60 years and olde rwho were rehabilitated in the physical therapy unit. Results:The mean age of the patients was 66.3 ± 5.6 years. The average of the Berg Balance Scale before starting the rehabilitation program was 42 ± 7.4 after 23.6 ± 8.5, the average of the Tandem Walking Test was 1.7 steps, and 3.3 steps after the rehabilitation program.Before starting the physical therapy program, the walking balance of the patients after the program was tested with the Berg Balance Scale and the Tandem Gait test.
Discussion and Conclusion:When them easured values were tested with the significance test of the difference between the two pers and compared with the table value of alpha 0.05 meaning fulness, it was determined that the positive increase in the Berg Balance and Tandem Gait Test results were found to be statistically significant, and that the medical exercises had a positive effect on the independent walking of the elderly patients
Keywords: Elderly Patient, Independent Walking, Medical Exercise.