EFFECTS OF BALANCE AND VESTIBULAR TRAINING IN PERSONS WITH SUB-CLINICAL MOTION SENSITIVITY
*Tharani G., Rajalaxmi V., Ramachandran S., Kamatchi K. and Naong Mung A. Chang
Subclinical motion sensitivity is an illness that break beneath the apparent of clinical detection. A subclinical motion sensitivity has no detectable clinical findings. It is distinct from a clinical disease, which has signs and symptoms that include nausea, vomiting and sweating. The ability to maintain balance is essential for Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Balance is the ability to maintain equilibrium and orientation in a space. Balance is a complex process requiring central processing of peripheral sensory inputs. These peripheral sensory inputs include the visual, somatosensory and vestibular systems working together to maintain postural control. Sensory input and processing conflict, particularly between the visual and vestibular systems, can result in disturbance of postural control leading to disequilibrium and motion sensitivity. Thus the aim of the study was to analyse the effects of balance and vestibular training on persons with sub-clinical motion sensitivity.30 subjects meeting the inclusion criteria were considered for the study. The subjects performed the balance and vestibular exercises for 30-40 minutes twice a day for three weeks. Vestibular Rehabilitation Benefit Questionnaire and Berg balance scale were used to assess the pre and post intervention scores. The study showed significant reduction of symptoms in persons with motion sensitivity due to the physiological adaptation of the multisensory system after balance and vestibular training.
Keywords: subclinical motion sickness, Vestibular Rehabilitation Benefit Questionnaire and Berg balance
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