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Title: Efficacy of biofeed back stimulation on compensatory scoliosis in hemiplegic children with cerebral palsy.
Authors: El Deen M, Salah.
N., Sayeed.
A., Ibrahim.
Keywords: Hemiplegic cerebral palsy, biofeedback and scoliosis
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Fac. Ph. Th. Cairo Univer
Citation: Bulletin of Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt.
Abstract: Background and purpose: scoliosis is one of the most common problems that encountered physical therapists in the rehabilitation field. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of biofeedback stimulation on changing the degree of scoliosis that occur as a result of unequal weight bearing, disturbed standing balance and lack of protective reactions of the involved side in spastic hemiparetic cerebral palsied children. Subjects and procedures: thirty hemiparetic cerebral palsied children ranged in age between 8-14 years were selected from outpatient clinic of faculty of physical Therapy Cairo University. All children were selected having non-bony structural postural scoliosis ranged between 20 to 30 degrees Cobb’s angle. Children were divided randomly into two groups of equal number (fifteen patients in each group). The first group (control group) received traditional treatment program directed towards improving scoliosis while the second group (study group) received the same traditional treatment program in addition to biofeedback stimulation on the concave side of the scoliotic curve. Evaluation of changing in degree of scoliotic curve through measuring the Cobb’s angle was performed before and after three months of treatment application. Each child in both groups received their individual routine physical therapy program directed towards improving the physical condition of the child. Results: data that was collected and statistically analyzed before and after the third month of treatment application showed a statistically insignificant difference between both groups before treatment application. There was also statistically significant change in the measurement of Cobb’s angle in both control and study groups and also among both groups after the third month of treatment (p>0.05). Summery and conclusion: biofeedback stimulation can be used in improving the scoliotic curve in spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsied children.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/18591
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