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Effects of inhibitive ankle-foot orthoses on standing balance in a child with cerebral palsy. A single-subject design.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3703929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A single-subject, alternating treatments design was conducted to evaluate the effects of inhibitive ankle-foot orthoses on standing balance in a 4.5-year-old boy with moderate spastic quadriplegia who had been wearing an initial pair of inhibitive orthoses for one year. Before introducing the subject to a newly fabricated but similarly designed pair of orthoses, we collected baseline data on the duration of standing balance without orthoses during five sessions over a two-week period. The new orthoses then were applied, and we collected data for standing balance for another two weeks (five sessions) under two treatment conditions: with and without orthoses. We also noted qualitative differences in symmetry of stance pattern and ease of maintaining standing balance for both conditions. Improvements were noted in duration of standing balance, symmetry of stance, and ease of maintaining standing balance during the "with-orthoses" condition. Although these results support the efficacy of inhibitive orthoses for children with cerebral palsy, further, systematic, single-subject research is indicated.
Authors:
S R Harris; K Riffle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical therapy     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0031-9023     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Ther     Publication Date:  1986 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-06-02     Completed Date:  1986-06-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0022623     Medline TA:  Phys Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  663-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Ankle
Cerebral Palsy / rehabilitation*
Child, Preschool
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Gait*
Humans
Male
Orthotic Devices*
Physical Therapy Modalities
Posture
Quadriplegia / rehabilitation

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