Investigation of the validity and reliability of the L test in children with cerebral palsy.

Conclusion: The results of this study showed that the L test is a valid and reliable method in the assessment of functional mobility in children with CP. PMID: 32090672 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Both intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence walking in adults with CP. Reflections by the adults with CP suggest these features may reduce participation in public spaces and potentially increase acceptance and use of mobility aids. PMID: 32238123 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being Source Type: research
ConclusionThis review will provide a critical summary of the evidence regarding the impact of equine-assisted treatments on motor capabilities of children with cerebral palsy. The result from this review will help to inform healthcare practitioners and policymakers on the additional effect of equine-assisted treatments on reducing the burden of cerebral palsy among children.Systematic review registrationThis systematic review protocol is registered with the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO). Registration number: CRD42018096403. This protocol was prepared using the Preferred Reporting Items...
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusion: The Arabic ABILOCO-Kids is a unidimensional interval-level measure of walking ability in children with cerebral palsy with evidence supporting its structural validity, internal consistency, test-retest reliability and construct validity. PMID: 32125210 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Hyper-resistance at the joint is one of the most common symptoms in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Alterations to the structure and mechanical properties of the musculoskeletal system, such as a decreased muscle length and an increased joint stiffness are typically managed conservatively, by means of physiotherapy involving stretching exercises. However, the effectiveness of stretching-based interventions for improving function is poor. This may be due to the behavior of a spastic muscle during stretch, which is poorly understood. The main aim of this paper is to provide a mechanistic explanation as to why the effectiv...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Researchers at the University of Helsinki have developed a smart jumpsuit for children as young as five months, that tracks body movement in great detail. The system may allow clinicians to identify neurodevelopmental disorders in children more easil...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Diagnostics Informatics Neurology Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: The results demonstrated themes traditionally identified as core to the Bobath concept, including working with families, which is also considered integral to the approach. The study participants used outdated terminology at times when discussing tone and movement. However, they reported that they no longer adhere to the theoretical perspective of pathological reflexes and reflex/tone inhibition. This study provides insight into how treatment of children with cerebral palsy based on the Bobath concept is experienced by a group of Spanish physiotherapists, who identified five main themes that they perceive as es...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
In the Swedish population-based follow-up program and national quality registry for individuals with cerebral palsy (CPUP), physiotherapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) treatments are regularly recorded al...
Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conclusion: High level of abandonment of treatment and lack of more modern physiotherapy modalities were noted. There is need to emphasize better health education of parents/guardians of the patients and improve social welfare benefits for the patients.Keywords: Cerebral palsy, rehabilitation, social welfare.
Source: African Health Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a common disability in children featured with pathological gait and limb function limitation due to muscle weakness. Improving limb function and quality of life is currently considered to be highlighted. Physiotherapy is ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Conclusion: Based on evidence-based medicine, the conclusion of this study can demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of CST in gait correction for children with CP. PROSPERO registration number: PROSPERO CRD 42019134094.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
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