Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 2 (April 2017)

Page No.: 1912-1919

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.101


Abeer R. Ibrahim 1, Azza M. Atya *1, Al Shimaa R. Azab 2.

1 Basic Sciences Department, Faculty Of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt.

3 Department of Physical Therapy for Growth and Developmental Disorders in Children and its Surgery, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt.

Corresponding Author Address: Azza Mohamed Atya, Assistant Professor of physical therapy, Basic Sciences department, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt. Phone Number: +201005208479, E-Mail: azzaatya73@gmail.com


Background and purpose: Children with hemophilia often have intra-articular and intra-muscular bleeding which have a worse impact on postural stability and balance.  Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of sensorimotor training on balance and perceived pain in children with hemophilia.

Subjects and Methods: Thirty hemophilic boys mean age (12.06±1.2) were divided randomly into two equal groups. Control group (n=15) received conventional physical therapy program and study group (n=15) received the same program in addition to sensorimotor training exercises. Baseline assessment included stability indices and perceived pain, was conducted at the beginning of the study and after 8 weeks of treatment program.

Results: There was no significant difference between both groups in the pre-treatment mean values of all measured variables. Significant improvement was observed in the two groups between pre and post treatment measured outcomes. Furthermore, the study group recorded significantly better improvement in balance and pain parameters compared with the control group.

Conclusion: Sensorimotor training could be an excellent supplement to regularly rehabilitation program used for children with hemophilia. It produces positive effects on balance and perceived pain parameters for these patients.

Key words: Sensorimotor Training, Balance, Pain, Hemophilia.


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Cite this article: Abeer R. Ibrahim, Azza M. Atya, Al Shimaa R. Azab. INFLUENCE OF SENSORIMOTOR TRAINING ON BALANCE AND PAIN PARAMETERS IN CHILDREN WITH HEMOPHILIA. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(2):1912-1919. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.101