Gait Deficits and Dynamic Stability in Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Background: Studies have demonstrated that ambulatory children and adolescents with cerebral palsy demonstrate atypical gait patterns. Out of numerous gait variables, identification of the most deteriorated gait parameters is important for targeted and effective gait rehabilitation. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the gait parameters with the most discriminating nature to distinguish cerebral palsy gait from normal gait.Methods: Multiple databases were searched to include studies on ambulatory children and adolescents with cerebral palsy that included gait (spatio-temporal, kinematic, and kinetic) and dynamic stability variables.
Authors: Weigl DM Abstract BACKGROUND: In non-ambulatory patients with cerebral palsy, the presence of scoliosis has a major impact on health and quality of life. The aim of this review is to raise awareness of caregivers from various professions to the extent of the problem, to explain the natural history of neuromuscular scoliosis and its pathophysiology, and to describe up-to-date optional conservative and surgical treatments. PMID: 31713365 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Conclusions There is weak evidence for a positive effect of short-term whole-body vibration training on spasticity of lower limbs, mobility, balance, and postural control. Besides, positive effect of the long-term effect of whole-body vibration training on mobility in patients with neurological disorders. The optimal whole-body vibration training parameters in treating patients with neurological disorders remain unclear.
Conclusions Our results showed significant changes in the adductor muscles’ amplitude, Adduction Sum, and Net Adduction Index. These results indicate that forces that worsen hip dislocation may develop, and therefore, abduction bar should either not be used for spastic cerebral palsy patients or should only be used with hip compression wrapping in place as well.
The objective was to analyze the impact of resistance therapy on the improvement in the motor function using a review and meta-analysis. A comprehensive literature research was conducted in Medline (PubMed), Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Knowledge, and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) in relation to clinical trials in which resistance therapy was used and motor function was assessed. Twelve controlled clinical trials and three non-controlled clinical trials (only one intervention arm) studies were identified. In terms of pre–post difference, the overall intra-group effect was in favor o...
Condition: C10.228.140.140.254 Intervention: Other: physical therapy intervention Sponsors: Zeinab Hussein; Cairo University Recruiting
Publication date: November 2019Source: Spine Deformity, Volume 7, Issue 6Author(s): Roland Howard, Paul Sponseller, Suken A. Shah, Firoz Miyanji, Amer Samdani, Peter Newton, Burt Yaszay
Publication date: November 2019Source: Spine Deformity, Volume 7, Issue 6Author(s): Nicholas Buckler, Margaret Sun, Mason Al Nouri, Majella Vaughan, Tricia St. Hilaire, Hiroko Matsumoto, Paul Sponseller, John Smith, George Thompson, Jason Howard, Ron El-Hawary, Pediatric Spine Study Group
Publication date: November 2019Source: Spine Deformity, Volume 7, Issue 6Author(s): Margaret Sun, Nicholas Buckler, Mason Al Nouri, Majella Vaughan, Tricia St. Hilaire, Paul Sponseller, John Smith, George Thompson, Jason Howard, Ron El-Hawary, Pediatric Spine Study Group