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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-74

Effect of dynamic sitting balance on upper extremity motor skills in children having spastic diplegia: A correlational study


1 Department of Physiotherapy, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Panjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Panjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Indira Brundavanam
Department of Physiotherapy, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Panjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2395-4264.173429

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Introduction: Children having spastic diplegic cerebral palsy also have some impairment in upper extremity functions; hence, they have difficulty in performing certain activities such as pulling up to stand, support themselves to sit, and participate in surrounding environment. Trunk control is proposed to be a major contributing factor for voluntary upper limb motor functions including motor control. Objective: To study the effect of dynamic sitting balance on upper extremity skill in children having spastic diplegia. Material and Methods: Study Design - Randomized control trial. Participants - The children were randomly divided into experimental (n = 15) and control group (n = 15). Experimental group received dynamic sitting balance training for a period of two weeks, whereas control group received conventional physiotherapy for a period of two weeks. Results: A significant improvement was noted in dynamic sitting balance and upper extremity skill, and a positive correlation was found between these two parameters. Conclusion: This study showed that, for this cohort of children having spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, short duration of dynamic sitting balance training resulted in improvement in upper extremity function with improvement in dynamic sitting balance.


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