Iranian Journal of War and Public Health

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Volume 15, Issue 1 (2023)                   Iran J War Public Health 2023, 15(1): 17-26 | Back to browse issues page

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Seddighmokhtari N, Gheitasi M, Miri H, Bayattork M. Effect of an 8-Weeks of Comprehensive Corrective Protocol on Postural control, low Back Pain, Gait Speed and Quality of Life on Unilateral Transtibial Amputees. Iran J War Public Health 2023; 15 (1) :17-26
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1- Department of Sports Injury, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Raja University, Qazvin, Iran
2- Department of Health and Rehabilitation in Sport, Faculty of Sport Science and Health, University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
4- Sport Sciences and Physical Education Department, Faculty of Humanities Science, University of Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas, Iran
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Sports Injury, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Raja University, Norouzian Street, Qazvin, Iran. Postal Code: 34148-95833 (
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Aims: Amputation makes a person susceptible to postural deviation and compensatory movements and causes reduced performance, biocompatibility, pain, and dissatisfaction. This study aimed to investigate the effect of eight weeks of a comprehensive rehabilitation protocol on indicators of postural control, back pain, quality of life, and gait speed in adults with unilateral lower limb amputation.
Materials & Methods: This Quasi-experimental study was carried out on 23 subjects with transtibial amputations at K2 level and above who could walk with the help of a prosthesis. The subjects were selected by purposive sampling and were assigned into training and control groups. The training group received proper posture, correcting daily life activities, teaching the correct use of prosthesis, and mirror therapy for eight weeks. However, the control group followed their routine daily life activities. A dynamic computer posturography machine was used to evaluate the postural control indicators. Low back pain was measured by a visual analog scale. The quality of life was evaluated using TAPES and CLASS questionnaires. And the gait speed was checked by a 2-minute gait test.
Findings: Eight weeks of the comprehensive corrective protocol had a significant effect on the indicators of postural control, low back pain, quality of life, and gait speed, in the training group (p≤0.05).
Conclusion: Implementing a comprehensive program of correctional protocol leads to improvement of balance and postural control indicators, quality of life and gait speed, and reduction of low back pain intensity in unilateral lower limb amputees.

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