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Standing frame cerebral palsy

J Goodwin, J Lecouturier, S Crombie, J Smith, A Basu, A Colver, N Kolehmainen, J R Parr, D Howel, E McColl, A Roberts, K Miller, J Cadwgan
BACKGROUND: Consensus opinion supports standing frame use as part of postural management for nonambulant young people with cerebral palsy. Although the rationale for standing frame use and the associated challenges have been described, little attention has been given to the users' experiences. The aim of the current study was to explore young people's positive and negative experiences, and attitudes regarding standing frame use. METHODS: Framework analysis informed an open exploration of young people's opinions of standing frames...
November 23, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
J Goodwin, A Colver, A Basu, S Crombie, D Howel, J R Parr, E McColl, N Kolehmainen, A Roberts, J Lecouturier, J Smith, K Miller, J Cadwgan
BACKGROUND: Standing frames are used for children with cerebral palsy (CP). They may improve body structure and function (e.g., reducing risk of hip subluxation, and improving bladder and bowel function), improving activity (e.g., motor abilities) and participation (e.g., interaction with peers), but there is little evidence that they do. We aimed to identify current UK standing frame practice for children with CP and to understand stakeholder views regarding their clinical benefits and challenges to use...
August 15, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
Olukemi Audu, Carol Daly
PURPOSE: There is limited evidence to fully justify the use of standing interventions for children with cerebral palsy (CP). This case report describes the impact of an 8-week standing program on motor function in a child with severe CP living in western Africa. METHODS: The subject was diagnosed with ischemic - hypoxic encephalopathy shortly after birth and with CP at 12 months of age. Gross Motor Function Classification of CP was level IV. Early attempts at physical therapy were interrupted by limited access to medical services...
February 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Cecilia Lidbeck, Åsa Bartonek, Priti Yadav, Kristina Tedroff, Per Åstrand, Kerstin Hellgren, Elena M Gutierrez-Farewik
BACKGROUND: In children with bilateral cerebral palsy (CP) maintaining a standing position can be difficult. The fundamental motor task of standing independently is achieved by an interaction between the visual, somatosensory, and vestibular systems. In CP, the motor disorders are commonly accompanied by sensory and perceptual disturbances. Our aims were to examine the influence of visual stimuli on standing posture in relation to standing ability. METHODS: Three dimensional motion analysis with surface electromyography was recorded to describe body position, body movement, and muscle activity during three standing tasks: in a self-selected position, while blindfolded, and during an attention-demanding task...
August 24, 2016: BMC Neurology
Krystyna Zeńczak-Praga, Małgorzata Zgorzalewicz-Stachowiak, Kinga Cesar
UNLABELLED: Cerebral palsy (CP) is still significant health and social issue in the world. Adults who suffer from that illness have problem with mobility which make their functioning much harder. Common symptoms include spasticity, chronic pain of musculoskeletal system, disturbance of sensation, epilepsy or mental retardation. AIM: The aim of the study was analysis of assistive devices used by patients with CP through childhood and adulthood. The results were compared with the situation in this field of CP patients in other countries...
November 2015: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Sarah Whittaker, Richard Tomlinson
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December 2015: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Elena Rivi, Mariacristina Filippi, Elisa Fornasari, Maria Teresa Mascia, Adriano Ferrari, Stefania Costi
Children with cerebral palsy (CP) and quadriplegia or severe diplegia suffer from highly reduced mobility and consequent constipation. Clinicians recommend standing frames to exercise the support reaction in this population, sharing the opinion that the upright position may facilitate intestinal transit, although no evidence supports this assumption. We conducted this study to determine the effects of the standing frame on spontaneous evacuation in children with CP. Moreover, we studied its effects on the frequency of induction of evacuation, the characteristics of the stool and the pain suffered by the child due to constipation and/or evacuation...
September 2014: Occupational Therapy International
Jill C Slaboda, Richard T Lauer, Emily A Keshner
We employed a virtual environment to examine the postural behaviors of adults with cerebral palsy (CP). Four adults with CP (22-32 years) and nine healthy adults (21-27 years) were tested with a Rod and Frame protocol. They then stood quietly on a platform within a three-wall virtual environment. The platform was either kept stationary or tilted 3(°) into dorsiflexion in the dark or with pitch up and down visual field rotations at 30(°)/s and 45(°)/s. While the visual field rotated, the platform was held tilted for 30 s and then slowly returned to a neutral position over 30 s...
March 2013: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
Susan K Gibson, Judy A Sprod, Carol A Maher
The objective of this study was to determine whether static weight-bearing in a standing frame affected hamstring length and ease of activities of daily living (ADLs) in nonambulant children with cerebral palsy (CP). A convenient sample of nonambulant children with CP was recruited for this one-group quasi-experimental study. Participants stood in a standing frame for 1 h, 5 days per week, for 6 weeks, followed by 6 weeks of not using a standing frame; each phase was repeated. Popliteal angle measurements were made at baseline and weekly throughout the study period...
December 2009: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
J M Caulton, K A Ward, C W Alsop, G Dunn, J E Adams, M Z Mughal
BACKGROUND: Severely disabled children with cerebral palsy (CP) are prone to low trauma fractures, which are associated with reduced bone mineral density. AIMS: To determine whether participation in 50% longer periods of standing (in either upright or semi-prone standing frames) would lead to an increase in the vertebral and proximal tibial volumetric trabecular bone mineral density (vTBMD) of non-ambulant children with CP. METHODS: A heterogeneous group of 26 pre-pubertal children with CP (14 boys, 12 girls; age 4...
February 2004: Archives of Disease in Childhood
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