Electrical Stimulation versus Rebounding Exercise on the Degree of Genu Recurvatum in Children with Central Hypotonia
Abdel Aziz A. Sherief1 and Somaia A. Hamed2
1Department of Physical Therapy for Growth and Development Disorder in Children and its Surgery,, Faculty of physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt
2Department of physical Therapy Disease (Pediatric), Faculty of Physical Therapy, 6 October University, Egypt
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to provide insight into the effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on the quadriceps muscles versus rebounding exercise on the degree of Genu Recurvatum in hypotonic cerebral palsy children .Subjects: Thirty patients in with hypotonic cerebral palsy children (age ranges from 7 to 11 years were equally divided into two groups; control group (A) and study group (B). Group (A) received a designed physical therapy program for the treatment of hypotonic cerebral palsy in addition to neuromuscular electrical stimulation on the quadriceps muscles, while group (B) received designed physical therapy program for the treatment of hypotonic cerebral palsy in addition to rebounding exercise. The subjects were evaluated and scored functionally, using gross motor function measure scale (GMFM-88) and objectively, using Electrogoniometer. Plain-Radiographic at different time intervals; pretreatment and three months later during which they underwent the treatment program. Results: the results revealed statistically significant improvement in the measuring variables of both groups when comparing their pre and post treatment mean values. Comparing the two groups’ post –treatment variables, significant difference is revealed in favor of the study group (B). Conclusion: The obtained results strongly support the introduction of rebounding exercise as an additional procedure to the treatment program of hypotonic cerebral palsy children.
[Abdel Aziz A. Sherief and Somaia A. Hamed. Electrical Stimulation versus Electrical Stimulation versusRebounding Exercise on the Degree of Genu Recurvatum in Children with Central Hypotonia. Life Sci J2013;10(1):1724-1728] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 1
Key words: Hypotonic cerebral palsy, rebounding exercise; neuromuscular electrical stimulation; Genu Recurvatum