The effect of foot plantar massage on balance and functional reach in patients with type II diabetes.

The effect of foot plantar massage on balance and functional reach in patients with type II diabetes. Physiother Theory Pract. 2017 Jan 17;:1-9 Authors: Yümin ET, Şimşek TT, Sertel M, Ankaralı H, Yumin M Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of manual foot plantar massage (classic and friction massage) on functional mobility level, balance, and functional reach in patients with type II diabetes mellitus (T2 DM). METHODS: A total of 38 subjects diagnosed with T2 DM were included in the study. A healthy control group could not be formed in this study. After the subjects' socio-demographic data were obtained, Timed Up &Go (TUG) Test, functional reach test (FRT), one-leg standing test with eyes open-closed, and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) to measure foot pain intensity were performed. The results were also divided and assessed in three groups according to the ages of the individuals (40-54, 55-64, and 65 and over). RESULTS: As a result of statistical analysis, a difference was found in the values obtained from TUG, FRT, and one-leg standing test with eyes open and closed (p 0.05). According to age groups, there were statistical differences (p
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