Effect of a period of resistive and balance exercises on the balance of cerebral palsy children: a case study

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 M.Sc of Sport Physiology,Physical Education Faculty.Isfahan University, Isfahan,Iran

2 Associate Professorof Sport Physiology, Physical Education Faculty.Isfahan University, Isfahan,Iran

3 Assistant Professorof Sport Physiology, Physical Education Faculty.Isfahan University, Isfahan,Iran

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of two months of resistive and balance training on the balance of children with diplegic cerebral palsy. The study was performed on three boys with cerebral palsy with a mean age of 6/5.In this study, single subject research method with A-B plan is used. So that after locating the baseline, the intervention began and after 24 sessions of individual intervention, strength and balance exercises were presented to participants subjects and all three participants subjects one month after the end of the intervention were followed by track test for 2 consecutive weeks. Balance was measured by test sheet. based on variables of descriptive statistics and Visual analysis of the data chart, For all three participants in balance (100%PND for all participants) the intervention was effective, and the balance after the end of the intervention phase has improved in comparison to the base phase, but a month after the end of the intervention phase the process has been relatively stable. Present study results showed that strength and balance exercises can improve balance in individuals with cerebral palsies.

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