Effect of core stability exercises and treadmill training on balance in children with Down Syndrome: randomized controlled trial - Alsakhawi RS, Elshafey MA.
INTRODUCTION: Core stability exercises and treadmill training play a crucial role in physical therapy interventions and have an effect on balance in children with Down Syndrome (DS); however, whether core stability exercises or treadmill training has more ...
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ConclusionsCore stability and treadmill training improved balance in children with Down Syndrome and should be applied in conjunction with physical therapy programs.
Abstract Students with Down syndrome (DS) receive school-based physical therapy (SBPT), however little data exists regarding services and outcomes. Using a prospective observational cohort study our aim was to explore SBPT activities and interventions, and students' goal achievement of 46 students with DS, tracked by 17 physical therapists (PTs). PTs provided on average 24.0 min/week direct service and 11.6 min/week services on behalf of the student. The most frequent activities employed were physical education/recreation, mobility, and sitting/standing/transitions. The most frequent interventions implem...
CONCLUSIONS: Physical therapy incorporating hippotherapy may be a potential treatment to assist in improving gross motor function in children with DS, but eight sessions may not be long enough to show major improvements in gait parameters or bladder control. Further research in the form of larger controlled trials is warranted to provide more support for the intervention in those with DS. PMID: 31106675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Findings indicate a consistent pattern of sensory processing impairments and associations with maladaptive behavior in children with DS. Implications for interventions are discussed. PMID: 31070074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: Families demonstrated a variety of adherence rates to the intervention. Infants demonstrated independent activation of the modified ride-on car in seated and standing modes and enjoyed driving. The modified ride-on car intervention was feasible and warrants further testing to address barriers that influence adherence to the intervention.
Conclusions: This study supports use of an adapted dance program to improve motor abilities and participation in children with DS. Video Abstract: For more insights from the authors, access Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/PPT/A231.
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Conclusions: Children with DS engage in less PA than peers developing typically and are not meeting PA guidelines across age groups, increasing risk for numerous health conditions secondary to decreased activity. Recommendations for Clinical Practice: Promotion of more appropriate levels of PA and elimination of barriers to participation in PA are important for individuals with DS.