Effectiveness of Proprioceptive Training Programme on Joint Position Sense and Balance in Patients with Knee Osteo Arthritis - A Randomized Control Trial

Monika Moitra


Background: Most of the patients with OA knee complaining knee pain, impaired muscle strength. Although many interventions are accepted with OA knee substitutional evidence regarding the combined effect of proprioceptive training and conventional physiotherapy is lacking.

Purpose of the study: To determine the effects of proprioceptive training on joint position sense, muscle strength and functional ability in knee OA patients

Objective of the study: To find the effects of proprioceptive training with conventional physiotherapy and to find the effects of conventional physiotherapy in improving joint position sense and balance.

Methodology: 16 subjects with Knee Osteoarthritis were included and divided into two groups A and B.  After pre-test measurements of joint position sense and balance group A was given Proprioceptive Training and Conventional physiotherapy and group B was given Conventional physiotherapy only for three days a week for three weeks.Post-test measurements were done after 3week. Isokinetic dynamometer for joint position sense and Clinical testing for sensory interaction of balance (CTSIB) was used as pre and post outcome measures.

Result: After 3 weeks of proprioceptive training group A shows significant results as compared to group B.

Conclusion: Proprioceptive training in patients with knee osteo arthritis proved to be effective in improving joint position sense and standing balance.


Osteoarthritis Knee, Joint Position sense, CTSIB, Isokinetic Dynamometer, Proprioceptive Training

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