IJPR.2017.250

Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 6 (December 2017)

Page No.: 2566-2571

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.250

EFFICACY OF SPECIALIZED TRUNK TRAINING PROGRAM IN IMPROVING THORAX CIRCUMFERENCE AND FUNCTIONAL REACHING SKILL IN QUADRIPARESIS CEREBRAL PALSIED CHILDREN

Ahmed M. Azam.                                                                                                   

Department of physiotherapy for developmental disturbance and pediatric surgery, Faculty of physical therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.

Address for Correspondence:  Prof. Dr. Ahmed M. Azam, Department of physiotherapy for developmental disturbance and pediatric surgery, Faculty of physical therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.  E-Mail: prof.ahmedazzam@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

Objectives: This work was carried out to investigate the efficacy of specialized trunk training program in improving thorax circumference and functional reaching skill in quadriparesis cerebral palsied children.
Method: Thirty children were enrolled in this study and randomly assigned into two groups; group A (specialized trunk training program plus physiotherapy program), and group B (physiotherapy program only). Functional Reach (FR) Test and thorax circumference were the measurment tools.
Results: The mean difference between pre and post-treatment results was significant in both groups in favor of the study group (p=0.0001)in both functional reach and thorax circumference variables.
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, it can be concluded that the combined effect of physiotherapy training program in addition to specialized trunk training program can be recommended in improvement functional reaching skill and thorax circumference in quadriparesis cerebral palsied children.

Key word: Trunk training,  Thorax circumference, Functional reaching skill, Cerebral palsy.

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Cite this article: Ahmed M. Azam. EFFICACY OF SPECIALIZED TRUNK TRAINING PROGRAM IN IMPROVING THORAX CIRCUMFERENCE AND FUNCTIONAL REACHING SKILL IN QUADRIPARESIS CEREBRAL PALSIED CHILDREN. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(6):2566-2571. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.250
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