Kinesitherapeutic approach in child cerebral palsy

Rustemi, Edis and Vasileva, Dance (2019) Kinesitherapeutic approach in child cerebral palsy. Knowledge - International Journal, Scientific Papers, 32 (2). pp. 239-245. ISSN 2545-4439

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Child Cerebral Palsy (CCP) is a non-progressive, chronic brain injury that can occur during pregnancy - prenatal period, during childbirth - perinatal period or postnatal period. It is characterized by a disorder of muscle tone, disturbance of balance, coordination, speech, hearing, etc. Also, some children may experience some degree of cognitive and intellectual deficiency. Damage mainly occurs at the upper motor neuron affecting the cerebellum. This disorder of the central nervous system leads to disruption of the normal development of motor functions, muscle tone, and coordination. Children's cerebral palsy is a disease that very often leads to severe disability, and to successfully battle with the consequences and serious disabilities, early detection, and the onset of treatment is needed from the first days of the child's life. The treatment of CCP is complex in which, besides medical, pedagogical and social rehabilitation, kinesitherapy is included. The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of the kinesitherapeutic approach and the specialized kinesitherapeutic method in children with CP. Material and Methods: The study was conducted with 8 children with CP due to premature birth and complications at birth and with spastic diplexia after periventricular leucomalation, the leg being more affected than the hand and with no signs of cortical damage and spastic hemiplegia.The study excludes patients with severe and frequent epileptic seizures and serious cognitive problems. For the purpose of the study, a set of diagnostic methods was applied, and the results were scored at the beginning, 3rd month, and 6th month of treatment initiation and were applied to a working datasheet. Were Evaluated: the functionality of a modified test Chedoke-McMaster (Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment), muscle tone with a modified scale of Ashworth and the balanace capabilities with test Berg (Berg Balanace Ssale-BBS). Results: The specialized kinesitherapeutic methodology permanently stabilizes the functional opportunities for rehabilitation and balanced opportunities for children with CP. Conclusion: The complete and in-depth analysis of the tangible results gives us reason to assert that the applied kinesitherapy has both an early and a late therapeutic effect that is related to the duration of administration, the structure of performance and the purpose of the included kinesitherapeutic means.
Keywords: Kinesitherapy, child cerebral palsy, method
Area: Social Health and Medicine

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kinesitherapy, child cerebral palsy, method
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Basic medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Dance Vasileva
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2019 07:47
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 07:47

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