Volume 1, Issue 3 (Winter 2001)                   Vol. , No. , Season & Year , Serial No. | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Pishyareh E, Ebrahimi E, Hosseini S A, Kazem-Nejad A, Ramin M. The Impact of Cranios acral Therapy on Inhibition of Hypertonicity of the Lower Limb in Children with Dipelgia Spastic Cerebral Palsy of 3-8 Years Old. jrehab. 2001; 1 (3) :7-11
URL: http://rehabilitationj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-523-en.html
1- Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (8746 Views)

Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the facilitating impact of craniosacral therapy on inhibition of hypertonicity of the lower limb in children with spastic dipelgic cerebral palsy.

Materials & Methods: 100 children with cerebral palsy were studied and 36 children selected, aged 3 to 8 years, were randomly assigned to a control and an experimental group. Muscle tone was assessed using modified Ashworth scale, passive range of motion by goniometer, neurodevelopment level by Bobath scale. All children were Pre-Post-tested with in an interval of three months.

Results: A further finding of the analyses revealed that significant reduction was observed in hypertonicity of the hip adductors and the ankle plantar flexors. Significant increase was observed in passive range of motion of the hip abduction and the ankle dorsiflexion. There was found no significant difference of reduction in hypertonicity of the knee flexors, of increase in passive range of motion of the knee extensor, of improvement neurodevelopmental level. Meaningful relationship was observed between reduction hypertonicity of the hip adductors and improvement of the neurodevelopmental level.

Conclusion: It should be mentioned that in all above cases the was set at 5%. Implications for clinical O.T. are mentioned.

Full-Text [PDF 48 kb]   (1175 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 5/08/2010 | Accepted: 13/10/2015 | Published: 13/10/2015

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:

© 2018 All Rights Reserved | Archives of Rehabilitation

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb