2022, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Part B
Effect of intensive locomotor treadmill training on gait and endurance in ambulatory children with cerebral palsyAuthor(s):
Pooja JaniAbstract: Purpose:
To examine whether the shorter duration Intensive locomotor treadmill training is effective in gait and endurance along with balance and gait speed in younger ambulatory cerebral palsy (CP) children.
Methods: 12 CP children with cerebral palsy aged between 2 to 7 years and GMFCS level 1 and 2 were participated in intensive treadmill training for 5 days per week for 4 week duration after consent and ethical approval, were tested before and after protocol. Outcome measures included were GMFM- 66 (dimension D and E), Pediatric balance scale (PBS), 6 minute walk test, Energy Expenditure Index (EEI) and 10 meter walk test.
Results: Statistical analysis was done using SPSS and wilcoxon signed rank test as data were not normally distributed and Significant difference was found in all the outcome measures with p< 0.05.
Conclusion: Intensive locomotor treadmill training was effective in all types of CP patients and it improves gait, balance and walking speed of cerebral palsy children. Pages: 78-81 | 145 Views 5 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Pooja Jani. Effect of intensive locomotor treadmill training on gait and endurance in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(2):78-81.