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The effects of therapeutic taping on gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy.
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PMID:  17108797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Therapeutic taping to address dysfunctional sitting control in children with cerebral palsy (CP) was investigated in this study. METHODS: Eighteen children with quadriplegic CP, Gross Motor Function Classification System for Cerebral Palsy levels IV (n = 9) and V (n = 9) participated in the 12-week program. Subjects were assigned randomly to one of two groups: therapeutic taping + physical therapy or physical therapy only. Therapeutic taping was applied for periods of up to 72 hours over the paraspinal region. The effects were assessed with the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM-88) at baseline, six weeks, and 12 weeks. A factorial analysis of variance was used to examine group differences over time. RESULTS: No significant differences were found for the GMFM-88 scores between groups over time. CONCLUSION: Therapeutic taping does not evoke a positive functional change in the seated postural control of children with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Subjective observation, however, suggested that one child with athetosis benefited from therapeutic taping over the paraspinal region.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0898-5669     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Phys Ther     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-19     Completed Date:  2007-03-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912748     Medline TA:  Pediatr Phys Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Therapy, Regis University, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Palsy / complications,  physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Child, Preschool
Motor Activity / physiology*
Physical Therapy Modalities / instrumentation*
Posture / physiology*
Quadriplegia / etiology,  physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Surgical Tape*
Treatment Failure

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