Efficacy of Compound Resisted Exercises on Functional Gait Parameters of Spastic Cerebral Palsy
*Corresponding Author: Rashij M, PhD Scholar, Nitte University, Mangalore. E mail firstname.lastname@example.org
To study the efficacy of “Compound Resisted Exercises” on gait parameters of spastic CP
Informal experimental design (before and after no control group design)
Child Development Centre, Valancheri, Kerala
26 spastic cerebral palsy children with a mean age of 4.6 years, including 9 male and 18 females were studied for a total duration of 8 months. All the children were selected following strict inclusion and exclusion criteria. The study group was a mix of children with crouching, hemiparesis and vertical knee stiffness. Following the baseline evaluation procedures, the children were treated with specially structured compound resistance exercises under the NSCA guidelines. Post intervention data were collected at the end of 4 months of training.
Gait speed, 1 minute walk test, timed up and go test, 30 seconds sit to stand test, 10 meter walk test, Community Balance and Mobility scale, “Modified Ashworth Scale”
The pre and post test values were treated statistically using SPSS software. Student ‘t’ test and Wilcoxon signed rank sum test were used to study the significance. Also an analysis was done to assess the effects of the intervention on subgroups of CP
Compound resistance training is effective to improve the gait parameters in spastic cerebral palsy children. Children with crouching demonstrated superior improvements in the gait parameters compared to children with hemiparesis and stiff knee
Spastic Cerebral Palsy, Gait Parameter, Compound Resisted Exercises, Types of CP gaits.