Type of Article : Original Research
Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 4 | Page No. 1600-1602
Date of Publication: 11-08-2016
FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE IN POST OPERATIVE SPASTIC CEREBRAL PALSY CHILDREN WITH REHABILITATION
Deepika Sharma *, Smati Sambyal, Sandeep Kumar.
University College of Physiotherapy, Faridkot, Punjab, India.
Corresponding author: Dr. Deepika Sharma, University College of Physiotherapy, Faridkot, Punjab, India.
Background and Purpose: Cerebral palsy is a well recognized neurodeveoplemental condition beginning in early childhood and persisting through the life span . With CP, the inability to control and co-ordinate voluntary muscle results in poor selective control of muscle activity. The motor disorders are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cognition, communication, and behaviour, by epilepsy and by secondary musculoskeletal problems . Treatments for cerebral palsy, therefore focuses on how best to help the individual maximize his or her potential. Children with cerebral palsy typically receive physical therapy to facilitate motor development and to enhance their independence in motor skills, self care and play and leisure activities. The purpose of the study was to determine enhancement in functional independence in children with spastic cerebral palsy. 39 children, having age between 3to 8 years, underwent surgery which involves Tendo-achillis lengthening and plantar release of bilateral lower limbs. After that 17 received physical therapy while 20 children were only taught about the physical therapy program whereas 2 were drop out. The physical therapy includes 5 types of exercises, home protocol and gait training.
Result and Conclusion: children who received physical therapy show improvement in functional independence as compared to those children who does not receive physical therapy. So, it can be concluded that the children who underwent surgery followed with physical therapy was more independent in their activities of daily living as compared to children who underwent only surgical procedure.
Key words:Cerebral Palsy, Tendoachillis Lengthening, Plantar Release, FIM, Rehabilitation.
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Deepika Sharma, Smati Sambyal, Sandeep Kumar. FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE IN POST OPERATIVE SPASTIC CEREBRAL PALSY CHILDREN WITH REHABILITATION. Int J Physiother Res 2016;4(4):1600-1602. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2016.146