Archival Issues
Volume 19, 2017
Volume 18, 2016
Volume 17, 2015
Volume 16, 2014
Volume 15, 2013
Volume 14, 2012
Volume 13, 2011
Volume 12, 2010
Volume 11, 2009
Volume 10, 2008
Volume 9, 2007
Volume 8, 2006
Volume 7, 2005
Volume 6, 2004
Volume 5, 2003
Volume 4, 2002
Volume 3, 2001
Volume 2, 2000
Volume 1, 1999
Journal Abstract
The effect of a hippotherapy session on spatiotemporal parameters of gait in children with cerebral palsy - pilot study.
Faustyna Manikowska , Marek Jóźwiak , Maciej Idzior , Po-Jung Brian Chen , Dariusz Tarnowski
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2013; 15(3):253-257
ICID: 1058420
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
Abstract provided by Publisher
Background: Hippotherapy has been shown to produce beneficial effects by improving the most difficult motor functions, such as sitting, running, jumping, coordination, as well as balance and muscle strength in children with motor developmental delays.
The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of hippotherapy on spatiotemporal parameters of gait in cerebrally palsied children.
Material and methods: 16 ambulatory cerebrally palsied children (GMFCS Level I-III; Female: 10, Male: 6; Age: 5.7-17.5 years old) qualified for hippotherapy were investigated. Basic spatiotemporal parameters of gait, including walking speed, cadence, step length, stride length and the left-right symmetry, were collected using a three-dimensional accelerometer device (DynaPort MiniMod) before and immediately after a hippotherapy session. The Wilcoxon test was used to verify the differences between pre- and post-session results.
Results: Changes of walking speed were statistically significant. With the exception of step length, all spatiotemporal parameters improved, i.e. were closer to the respective reference ranges after the session. However, these changes were not statistically significant.
Conclusion: One session of hippotherapy may have a significant effect on the spatiotemporal parameters of gait in cerebrally palsied children.

ICID 1058420

DOI 10.5604/15093492.1058420
PMID 23898002 - click here to show this article in PubMed

Related articles
  • in IndexCopernicus™
         fizjoterapia [42 related records]
         akcelerometr [0 related records]
         physiotherapy [54 related records]
         accelerometer [0 related records]
         gait analysis [8 related records]

  • Related articlesin PubMed database
  • in PubMed database [ related records]


    Copyright © Ortopedia Traumatologia Rehabilitacja  2017
    Page created by Index Copernicus Ltd. All Rights reserved.