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lycra cerebral palsy

Domenico M Romeo, Alessandro Specchia, Francesca Sini, Sarah Bompard, Alessia Di Polito, Arianna Del Vecchio, Paola Ferrara, Roberto Bernabei, Eugenio Mercuri
Lycra garments have recently been used for children with cerebral palsy (CP), with favorable effects on alignment, biomechanics and neuromuscular activity. The aim of the present study is to determine the efficacy of a Lycra suit in improving motor function and static balance in children with CP. Five children with CP wore the Lycra suit for more than 4 h per day for 6 months. They were all assessed at baseline and 6 months after with an evaluation of static balance, using a "seated stabilometry exam", and a motor function assessment, using the Gross Motor Function Measure and Gross Motor function Classification System...
September 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Catherine M Elliott, Siobhan L Reid, Jacqueline A Alderson, Bruce C Elliott
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of lycra® arm splint wear on goal attainment and three dimensional (3D) kinematics of the upper limb and trunk in children with cerebral palsy (CP). DESIGN: Randomised clinical trial whereby participants were randomised to parallel groups with waiting list control. PARTICIPANTS: Sixteen children with CP (hypertonia) aged 9 to 14 years. INTERVENTION: Three months lycra arm splint wear combined with goal directed training...
2011: NeuroRehabilitation
Catherine Elliott, Siobhan Reid, Peter Hamer, Jacqueline Alderson, Bruce Elliott
AIMS: To determine changes in upper limb movement substructures that denote fluency of movement in children with cerebral palsy (CP) following lycra(®) splint wear. Secondarily, to explore the efficacy of lycra(®) splints for those with spastic and dystonic hypertonia. DESIGN: Randomised clinical trial whereby participants were randomised to parallel groups with waiting list control. METHOD: Sixteen children (mean age 11.5 years SD=2.2) with hypertonic upper limb involvement (13 hemiplegia, 4 quadriplegia) were recruited...
February 2011: Gait & Posture
J E Coghill, D E Simkiss
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May 2010: Archives of Disease in Childhood
J H Nicholson, R E Morton, S Attfield, D Rennie
It has recently been suggested that lycra garments are helpful for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Twelve children, with athetosis, ataxia, and spasticity, were fitted with lycra garments (Kendall-Camp UK Ltd). Scores on the Paediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) scales were determined before and after wearing the garment for at least 6 hours a day for 6 weeks. Five children with motor problems representative of the whole group were investigated during a reach-and-grasp task by kinematic motion analysis; reflective markers were used with and without the garment...
June 2001: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
D J Rennie, S F Attfield, R E Morton, F J Polak, J Nicholson
Whole body lycra garments were assessed in eight children using gait analysis, the paediatric evaluation of disability index (PEDI), and a questionnaire of parental acceptance. Seven of the children had cerebral palsy and one Duchennes muscular dystrophy. After initial assessment and fitting of the garment, there was a 2-week introduction period followed by 6 weeks of wearing the garment for at least 6 h everyday, following which they were re-assessed. The root mean square error (RMSE) was used as a measure of variability over three separate passes through the gait laboratory and was a reference figure for gait stability...
September 2000: Gait & Posture
N Hylton, C Allen
The use of flexible compression bracing in persons with neuromotor deficits offers improved possibilities for stability and movement control without severely limiting joint movement options. At the Children's Therapy Center in Kent, Washington, this treatment modality has been explored with increasing application in children with moderate to severe cerebral palsy and other neuromotor deficits over the past 6 years, with good success. Significant functional improvements using Neoprene shoulder/trunk/hip Bracing led us to experiment with much lighter compression materials...
April 1997: Pediatric Rehabilitation
E Blair, J Ballantyne, S Horsman, P Chauvel
This paper describes a study of the UPsuit, a proximal stability splint fabricated from Lycra, in the management of children with cerebral palsy. The splint improved posture and reduced involuntary movement immediately. The amount of functional improvement depended on the type and severity of impairments, the subject's attitude, their capacity for purposeful intent and compliance. Compromised lung function and pre-existing hypoactivity were medical contra-indications to UPsuit wear whilst a limited capacity for purposeful intent or a negative attitude restricted benefits...
June 1995: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
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