Robotic suit helps kids with cerebral palsy walk upright
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health created a robotic exoskeleton that attaches to children's legs who have cerebral palsy. It improved posture just as well as surgery would.
ConclusionsInitial evaluation suggests that QI-Disability is a reliable and valid measure of quality of life across the spectrum of intellectual disability. It has the potential to allow clearer identification of support needs and measure responsiveness to interventions.
ConclusionsAlthough clown distraction was particularly appreciated by parents, it did not significantly reduce pain or anxiety in children as compared with usual distraction.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT03149263.
Birkley is walking like a champ!
Author Josh Barry spent nine years writing book while also completing two degrees.
Condition: Cerebral Palsy Intervention: Other: Survey Sponsor: Istanbul Medeniyet University Recruiting
Yanci, J, Castillo, D, Iturricastillo, A, and Reina, R. Evaluation of the official match external load in soccer players with cerebral palsy. J Strength Cond Res 33(3): 866–873, 2019—The aims of this study were to analyze the official match external loads (i.e., total distance, distance covered at different speeds, accelerations, decelerations, player load [PL], peak metabolic power, and changes of direction [CODs]) of football players with cerebral palsy (CP) and to determine the external loads according to playing time (i.e., 40 minutes). The external load of 31 international football players with CP (23.0 &p...
A hairdresser says his five-year-old nephew, who has cerebral palsy, inspired his specialist salon.
ConclusionsThe evidence for equine ‐assisted interventions for adults and children across a range of conditions and presentations is equivocal. The current evidence base is marred by multiple methodological weaknesses and thus, therapeutic interventions that include a horse cannot be asserted as best practice at this time. Rigorous research is indicated to determine the utility of equine‐assisted interventions.
CONCLUSIONS: Ultrasound-guided botulinum toxin injections into the parotid and submandibular glands seem to be a safe and effective therapy for the treatment of drooling. Further long-term prospective studies with varying doses are warranted. PMID: 30772963 [PubMed - in process]