A Comparative Study between General Exercise and Frenkel’s Exercise among Parkinson’s

Submission Deadline-30th April 2024
April 2024 Issue : Publication Fee: 30$ USD Submit Now
Submission Deadline-20th April 2024
Special Issue of Education: Publication Fee: 30$ USD Submit Now

International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume VII, Issue III, March 2020 | ISSN 2321–2705

A Comparative Study between General Exercise and Frenkel’s Exercise among Parkinson’s

 K.Bharathi1*, A. Sasikumar2
1Senior Therapist, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur-603203, India
2Intern, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur-603203, India
*Corresponding author

IJRISS Call for paper

Abstract
Background: Parkinson's disease affects the neuromuscular system due to the degeneration of the dopamine producing cells. The major symptoms are rigidity of the muscles, unilateral tremors, slow movements, postural changes. An even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady is known as balance. Parkinson patients are prone to falls due to the gait changes and postural instability. The causes of postural changes in Parkinson’s patients can be attributed to a numerous factors and the parkinsonian population is diverse. The effect of Parkinson’s disease on active daily living appears unclear, with studies reporting decrease activities of the patient. The decrease activities are effective predicators of postural deficits and falling of Parkinson's disease patients.
Objective: To compare the effects of general exercise and Frenkel’s exercise in Parkinson’s.

METHODOLOGY: 10 Parkinson’s patients under medications, both male and female aged above 50 years and categorised between mild to moderate according to PDQ 39 questionnaire were selected and divided in to two groups, Group A and Group B. General exercise and Frenkel’s exercises were given to each groups respectively. The pre and post test scores were analysed.
Outcome Measures: PDQ-39 questionnaire.
Results: The results show that Frenkel’s exercise shows much more improvement than general exercise.
Conclusion: From the results it is evident that Frenkel’s exercise is effective than general exercise. Hence it is suggested that Frenkel’s exercise can be used to show better improvement.

Keywords: Parkinson’s, general exercise, Frenkel’s exercise, posture, balance.

I. INTRODUCTION

Parkinson’s disease is progressive and affects the central nervous system. Parkinsonism collectively describes the disorders of the disease where the disturbance is seen in the dopamine system of the basal ganglia due to both genetic and environmental influences. It was described by James Parkinson in 1817 as “shaking palsy”. Among the neurodegenerative disorder