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Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess impact of foot sensory modulation on inhibition of hypertonicity of the lower limb in children with diplegia spastic cerebral palsy.

Materials & Methods: 24 selected children (aged 2.5 to 4.5 years) were randomly assigned to a control and experimental groups. Muscle tone was assessed using modified Ashworth scale, passive Range of motion by goniameter (Pedretti), neurodevelopmental level by Bobath scale. All children were pre-post tested in an interval of ten weeks.

Results: Significant reduction was observed in hypertonicity of hip extensor (p<0/1) and ankle planter flexor (P<0/05). Significant increase was observed in passive Range of motion of hip flexion (P<0/1), knee extension (P<0/05) and ankle dorsi flexion (P<0/05). There was found no significant difference of reduction in hypertonicity of knee flexor and improvement neurodevelopmental level. Meaningful relationship was observed between reduction hypertonicity of the hip extensor (P<0/05) and improvement of neurodevelopmental level (P<0/05).

Conclusion: Impact of sensory modulation on children with diplegia spastic cerebral palsy reduces spasticity of lower limb and also extends joints domain of motion.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 12/09/2007 | Accepted: 8/10/2015 | Published: 8/10/2015