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The Effect of Suit Wear During an Intensive Therapy Program in Children With Cerebral Palsy

4 monthes ago   |   By Pediatric Physical Therapy

Purpose:
To examine the effects of suit wear during an intensive therapy program on motor function among children with cerebral palsy.
Method:
Twenty children were randomized to an experimental or a control group and participated in an intensive therapy program. The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory and Gross Motor Function Measure -66 were administered before and after. Parent satisfaction was also assessed.
Results:
No significant differences were found between groups. Significant within-group differences were found for the control group on the GMFM-66 and for the experimental...
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Immediate Effects of a Hippotherapy Session on Gait Parameters in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Immediate Effects of a Hippotherapy Session on Gait Parameters in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

4 monthes ago   |   By Pediatric Physical Therapy

Purpose:
The purpose of this study was to examine the immediate effects of a hippotherapy session on temporal and spatial gait parameters in children with spastic cerebral palsy .
Methods:
Subjects comprised 9 children with a diagnosis of CP, 6 girls and 3 boys, 7 to 18 years of age. Data for temporal and spatial gait parameters were collected immediately before and after a hippotherapy session.
Results:
No statistically significant differences (p
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