Akshatha Nayak

Akshatha Nayak
Manipal Academy of Higher Education | MAHE · Department of Physiotherapy

Master in Physical Therapy

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Introduction
Akshatha Nayak currently works at the Department of Physiotherapy, Manipal University. Akshatha does research in Rehabilitation Medicine, Sports Medicine and Neurology. Their current project is 'trunk rehabilitation'.

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Background The majority of poststroke individuals tend to exhibit reduced loading over the paretic lower extremity, leading to increased postural sway, and gait asymmetry predisposing to a higher number of falls. Compelled body weight shift (CBWS) therapy is an innovative method aimed to force body weight shift toward the paretic extremity. Proprio...
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Background: Children with Down Syndrome (DS) present with neuromuscular disturbances leading to delayed developmental milestones, poor quality of movement and poor balance. The aim of this study is to discuss the role of trunk muscle strength in the functional performance of children with DS. Methodology: 28 children were recruited in the study,...
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Background and Aim. Children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) have impaired trunk control. Joint position sense, a component of proprioception, plays a crucial role in maintaining spinal mobility and stability. The current study is aimed at analysing the relationship between trunk control and trunk position sense in children with spastic CP. Metho...
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Background: Individuals with Down syndrome present with several impairments such as hypotonia, ligament laxity, decreased muscle strength, insufficient muscular co-contraction, inadequate postural control, and disturbed proprioception. These factors are responsible for the developmental challenges faced by children with Down syndrome. These indivi...
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Introduction: The objective of this study was to find the immediate as well as short-term effect on pelvic alignment and forward arm reach distance in sitting among stroke patients following thoracic spine and abdominal muscles taping along with conventional therapy. Methods: Thirty subjects with stroke attending the physiotherapy programme at Depa...
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Objectives: Trunk muscle weakness is a common manifestation in stroke can affect trunk control and previous studies have demonstrated a positive relation between trunk control and measures of balance, gait and functional ability among subjects with stroke. The therapeutic regimens available for improving balance are varied but there is no consolida...
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Objectives: Children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) are found to have impaired trunk control. Reposition sense, a component of proprioception plays a crucial role in maintaining spinal mobility and stability in normal individuals. The aim of the current study was to find the relationship between trunk control and Trunk Re-Position Error (TRE) in...
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Purpose of the study: To investigate the relationship between low birth weight and motor skills. Introduction: Motor and balance skills are part of the prerequisites for physical function and sports performance in healthy school going children. About 25-50% LBW children without cerebral palsy found to have motor problems which is often associated...
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Introduction: Knee hyperextension is seen in 40-68% of ambulating hemiparetics. If left untreated it may lead to laxity of posterior structures of knee resulting in early degeneration of knee leading to pain, reduced independence in activities of daily living (ADL), deformities and instability. In this study we hypothesize walking with bent knee a...
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Background & objective: Timed up and go (TUG) test is been used as a screening tool for the assessment of risk of falling in individuals following stroke. Though TUG test is a quick test, it has fair sensitivity compared to other tests. This study was carried out to obtain and compare test scores for different types of foot placements during sit t...
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Background: Following stroke static as well as dynamic components of postural control were affected. Ability to maintain postural alignment is also a vital component of the postural control system. Pelvic asymmetry is commonly observed in stroke subjects which can influence trunk control. However, there is a paucity of literature that determines th...
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Back Ground: Trunk performance is important for functional outcomes and also a predictor for activities of daily living after stroke. Swiss ball training is superior to ground-based exercise in its ability to recruit trunk muscles by increasing its demand and trunk balance on healthy individuals and athletes. However retrievable literature evidence...
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Objective: To examine the trunk performance during static and dynamic sitting postural control, and to find an association with functional balance such as standing and stepping early after stroke., Participants and setting: Fifty-nine stroke patients (range 2-45 days) were evaluated once for trunk performance and functional balance by same observer...
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To examine the effects of trunk exercises performed using the physio ball as against the plinth, on trunk control and functional balance in patients with acute stroke. An observer-blinded pilot randomized controlled trial. Thirty patients with acute stroke (mean post-stroke duration 12 (95% confidence interval (CI) 2-34) days) who had the first ons...
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Purpose: although proximal stability of the trunk is a prerequisite for balance and gait, to determine the role of trunk rehabilitation on trunk control, balance and gait in patients with chronic stroke is yet unknown. Method: fifteen subjects (post-stroke duration (3.53 ± 2.98) years) who had the ability to walk 10 meters independently with or wit...

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