Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
January 2017 Vol. 6(1), pp. 001-007
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Efficacy of insole foot stimulation in improvement standing equilibrium in hemiplegic C. P. Children

Tamer E. Al negmy1* and  Ahmed M. Azzam2

1October 6  university Faculty of physical therapy, Egypt.
2Department of physiotherapy for developmental disturbance and pediatric surgery, Faculty of physical therapy, Cairo university, Giza, Egypt.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: elnegmy@yahoo.com/ prof.ahmedazzam@yahoo.com

Accepted 09 January, 2017 

Abstract

The aim of this work was to investigate the Efficacy of insole foot stimulation in improvement of standing equilibrium in hemiplegic C .P. children. Thirty children were enrolled in this study and randomly assigned into two groups; group A (foot stimulation plus traditional physiotherapy program), and group B (traditional physiotherapy program only). GMFM was used to evaluate and follow standing equilibrium development also stopwatch was used to detect and follow stability of standing balance. This measurement was taken before treatment and after 12 weeks of treatment for all patients. The children parents in both groups A and B were instructed to complete 3 hours of home routine program. Data analysis were available on the 30 hemiplegic cerebral palsy children participated in the study. No significant difference was recorded between the mean values of all parameter of the two groups before treatment. By comparison of the two groups results after treatment there was significant improvement in GMFM in favor of the study group. The difference between pre and post treatment results of each group was significant. According the results of this study supported by the relevant literature it can be concluded that the combined effect of physiotherapy training program in addition to foot insole stimulation can be recommended in improvement of standing balance in hemiplegic cerebral palsy children.

Keywords: Insole foot stimulation, standing equilibrium, hemiplegic C. P.

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