عنوان مقاله [English]
This study aimed to investigate the effects of neurofeedback and Pilates exercises on improve balance among chronic stroke patients. This study is done by one-test method on the 6 patients with a mean age of 60 ± 2 which are randomly divided into three groups (Pilates, neurofeedback and control). Before the training, the participants were assessed using the Berg Balance Scale. The first group received Pilates exercises for 16 session of 45 minutes duration every other day. Neurofeedback group training is conducted also 16 session of 45 minutes duration every other day on the O1 and O2 protocol. During the treatment phase, participants at the fourth and eighth sessions evaluated by the same tests and post-test performed after completion of treatment. Results showed that the improved balance in both of Pilates and neurofeedback groups was significant against control group. Also, there was no difference in the recovery rate of patients in two experimental groups. So we can conclude that using Pilates and neurofeedback therapy as part of strategies for improving problems of stroke patients especially sensory-motor problems is recommended.