Intensive Unimanual Training Leads to Better Reaching and Head Control than Bimanual Training in Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy

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Source: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: The lack of sustained improvement in accelerometry metrics after CIMT suggests that therapy gains did not translate to increased movement outside the clinic. Additional therapy may be needed to help transfer gains outside the clinic. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: Accelerometer measurements were effective at monitoring arm movement outside of the clinic during CIMT and suggested that additional interventions may be needed after CIMT to sustain benefits. PMID: 32804628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research
tilde;es LC Abstract BACKGROUND.: Evidence-based approaches to improve function in individuals with cerebral palsy are needed. PURPOSE.: To investigate the effectiveness of the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance approach™ (CO-OP) to improve performance on self-chosen, functional goals as compared to traditional occupational therapy for cerebral palsy. METHOD.: Crossover design with 12 participants, aged 6-15 years, randomly assigned to CO-OP and traditional intervention groups, followed by crossover and a 3-month follow-up. The participants identified three occupation-based goa...
Source: Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Can J Occup Ther Source Type: research
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Source: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
Discussion The term, cerebral palsy, or CP has gone through many iterations with the first description in 1861 by W.J. Little who described it as “The condition of spastic rigidity of the limbs of newborn children.” The most recent definition is from Rosenbaun et al. in 2007 which states it is “a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cog...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Chronic pain is an enigma for both pain doctors and their patients: difficult to understand (as everyone’s pain is different), challenging to treat effectively, and frustrating to live with. Desperate patients sometimes turn to drastic and irreversible surgical procedures, like amputating nerves to relieve pain, and unfortunately even those procedures may fail to provide the hoped-for results. Fortunately there have been great strides in research related to pain perception and our nervous system’s reaction to various pain treatments, and we’ve been able to develop novel devices that provide many people wi...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Back Pain Pain Management Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Children with hemiplegic CP demonstrate developmental disregard in both the motor and the visual-spatial attention domains. Including evaluation of and intervention for visual-spatial attention for children with hemiplegic CP in the traditionally motor-oriented rehabilitation approach is recommended. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: This research provides evidence that children with hemiplegic CP demonstrate disregard in the domain of visual-spatial attention. The findings suggest that evaluation of and intervention for visual-spatial attention should be included in CP rehabilitation in addition to t...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Occupational therapy practitioners should consider use of interventions with moderate or strong evidence as described in this review. Limitations include high risk of bias and limited evidence for several interventions. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: This article provides occupational therapy practitioners with updated information on evidence-based practices for children age 5 and younger who have motor delays. PMID: 32204777 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research
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