Effect of High
Effect of High Voltage Pulsed Galvanic Stimulation on Head Control in Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy
Abdel Aziz A. Sherief * and Somaia A. Hamed**
* Department of Physical Therapy for Growth and Development Disorder in Children and its Surgery,, Faculty of physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt.
**Department of physical Therapy Disease (Pediatric), Faculty of Physical Therapy, 6 October University, Egypt.
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of high voltage pulsed galvanic current in spastic diplegic cerebral palsy on head control. Thirty children participated in this study; they were assigned in two groups of equal number, group A&B. Their ages ranged from fourteen to eighteen months. Group A (10 males and 5 females) with mean age of 15.6+ 1.5 months, received only selected physical therapy program for sixty minutes. The program included neuro-developmental techniques, Rood approach, conductive education and sensory integrative therapy to establish head control, group B (11 males and 4 females) with mean age of 15.86+ 1.5 months. They received selected physical therapy program for thirty minutes as in control group combined with high voltage pulsed galvanic stimulation for 30 minutes for two months. Children were evaluated pre and post treatment for their head control. Results: revealed that there were statistically significant differences in group B regarding the improvement in head control as compared to group A. Conclusion: Adding high voltage pulsed galvanic to physical exercises significantly improved head control. The selected physical therapy program alone was not sufficient to improve head control.
[Abdel Aziz A. Sherief and Somaia A.Hamed. Effect of High Voltage Pulsed Galvanic Stimulation on Head Control in Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy. J Am Sci 2013;9(3):185-188] (ISSN: 1545-1003).http://www.americanscience.org. 24
Keywords: Cerebral palsy. Head control, High voltage pulsed galvanic stimulation. Full Text 24