The effect of elastic training with abduction on range of motion and quality of life in spastic cerebral palsy
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1MSc in exercise physiology, Department of Physiotherapy, Science and Research branch, Aja university of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Department of motor behavior, Alzahra university, Tehran,Iran
Introduction: One of the biggest challenge in cerebral palsy society is weakness and motor disability related to Hip joint, based on present study tried to make positive relation between special characteristics of elastic bands and promotion of Hip motion range on these patients.
Methodology: 12 children with the age range of 5-12 years of spastic cerebral palsy society, Gross Motor Functional Classification System level III were selected and classified into two groups of elastic bands training and control. Then, experimental group were conducted stated program during six weeks, pre and post tests consist of range of motion of hip joint by Goniometric measurement and Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory SF15 were evaluated, data were analyzed using by dependent and independent T test with significance level of 0.05.
Results: Baseline range of motion of hip joint were improved from 41 to 43 degree after training intervention for elastic group (p=0.03) and no difference were observed in most sub-parameters of life quality inventory test except physical functioning scores (p=0.01).
Discussion: Basis of obtained data, a beneficial influence of this exercise on hip joint flexibility and physical functioning was found. Although due to lack of significant difference on other sub-parameters of life quality scores, it seems probably more time period of intervention is needed for transfer these beneficial effects to daily life activities, anyway this method was useful to promote spastic abductor muscles of cerebral palsy subjects which relationship and justification of bands characteristic on basic needs related to cerebral palsy will be mostly debatable in main text.