Proprioceptive Training,Balance,Motor Function,Spastic Cerebral Palsy Patient

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Updated on 10 March 2022


Study Design: Randomized Controlled Trial Settings: Study will be conducted at Mobility quest clinic, Lahore Sample size:37 in each group Control group receive : Routine physical therapy Experimental group receive : Routine physical therapy+proprioceptive training


Control group : Group A will be control group which will be of 60 minutes each session. The routine physical therapy will include

  • Passive stretching exercises
  • Weight bearing exercises
  • Functional strength training Duration of the treatment will be 3 days a week for 12 weeks i.e., 36 sessions. Each session will be of 60 minutes.

Experimental group : Routine physical therapy+proprioceptive training. Group B will be given proprioceptive training. Duration of the treatment will be 3 days a week for 12 weeks i.e., 36 sessions. Each session will be of 60 minutes each session.

The Proprioceptive training included the following exercises.

  • Stair climbing up and down (a regular 3 steps staircase).
  • Standing with feet approximately shoulder-width apart and arms extended out slightly forward lower than the shoulder, then lifting both heel off the floor and to hold the position for 10 seconds, followed by climbing regular steps staircase. This procedure will be performed with eyes closed also.
  • Standing with feet side by side & holding the arms in same position as described above, one foot is placed on the inside of the opposing ankle and to hold the position for 10 seconds. Followed by climbing regular steps staircase. This procedure will be performed will be eyes closed also.
  • To perform one leg standing with one foot raised to the back and to maintain the position for minimum 3 seconds. This procedure will be performed with eyes closed also.
  • Same exercise as above performed but with one foot raised to the front. This procedure will be then performed with eyes closed.
  • Walking heel to toes.
  • Rising from a standard chair (4 times) without arm support. For proprioception Swiss ball will be use as a modality and it will be performed passively by the physical therapist.For this physical therapist will be on the front of the subject different activities will be performed in different positions.
  • For posture control development child will sit on the ball and ball will be rolled from side to side.
  • Extension rotation and flexion rotation will be performed to facilitate trunk rotation.
  • Trunk rotation will be performed with stabilized pelvis and hip. Reaching activities will be done in different directions that will allow the child to work on trunk and lateral weight shifting.
  • Position the child supine on the ball with the feet to the floor. Hold through the lower abdominals to stabilize them on to the ball. Now facilitate through one arm and bring the child diagonally up to stance.

Condition Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy
Treatment Routine Physical Therapy, Routine physical Therapy + Proprioceptive training
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05252169
SponsorUniversity of Lahore
Last Modified on10 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

• Children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy ranging from 8 to 14 years. 19
Both genders
Gross motor function level II
Children who can follow commands
Pre-diagnosed cerebral palsy subjects of cerebral palsy confirmed by an expert pediatrician

Exclusion Criteria

• The children with cerebral palsy having co-morbid conditions and contractures that can interfere with recovery will be excluded
The children having severe mental retardation because of difficulty in understanding commands
Any red flag signs (tumor, fracture, metabolic diseases, prolong history of steroidal use
Patients having ventriculoperitonel shunt
Patients unable to travel frequently or as per call from rehab center
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