Stretch for the treatment and prevention of contracture : an abridged republication of a Cochrane Systematic Review

Lisa A Harveya, Owen M Katalinic, Robert D Herbert, Anne M Moseley, Natasha A Lannin, Karl Schurr

Journal of Physiotherapy 63 (2017) 67–75

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Thérapie par l’exercice et myopathies

L. Féasson, J. Verney, F. Kadi, V. Gautheron, P. Calmels, G.Y. Millet
 

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A systematic review of interventions for children with cerebral palsy : state of the evidence

IONA NOVAK, SARAH MCINTYRE, CATHERINE MORGAN, LANIE CAMPBELL, LEIGHA DARK, NATALIE MORTON, ELISE STUMBLES, SALLI-ANN WILSON, SHONA GOLDSMITH

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 2013 (3-26)

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Livret d'auto-rééducation sensitive et motrice

Agnès MORIER, Marie KUBEZYK, Audrey LALLEMANT, Alyssa DE SOUSA, Pr David ADAMS 

Publication du Centre de Référence maladies rares NNerf (dédié aux neuropathies amyloïdes familiales et autres  neuropathies périphériques rares)

Résumé

The effect of different physiotherapy interventions in
post-BTX-A treatment of children with cerebral palsy

K. Desloovere, J. De Cat a,b, G. Molenaers, I. Franki, E. Himpens,H. Van Waelvelde, K. Fagard, C. Van den Broeck

Abstract

Aim: To distinguish the effects of different physiotherapeutic programs in a post BTX-A
regime for children with Cerebral Palsy (CP).
Design: Retrospective, controlled intervention study.
Participants and interventions: A group of 38 children (X ¼ 7y7m, GMFCS I-III, 27 bilateral, 11
unilateral CP) receiving an individually defined Neurodevelopment Treatment (NDT)
program, was matched and compared to a group of children with the same age, GMFCS and
diagnosis, receiving more conventional physiotherapy treatment. All patients received
selective tone-reduction by means of multilevel BTX-A injections and adequate follow-up
treatment, including physiotherapy.
Outcome measures: Three-dimensional gait analyses and clinical examination was performed
pre and two months post-injection. Treatment success was defined using the Goal
Attainment Scale (GAS).
Results: Both groups’ mean converted GAS scores were above 50. The average converted
GAS score was higher in the group of children receiving NDT than in the group receiving
conventional physiotherapy ( p < 0.05). In the NDT group, overall treatment success was
achieved in 76% of the goals, compared to 67% of the goals defined for the conventional
physiotherapy group. Especially for the goals based on gait analyses ( p < 0.05) and in the
group of children with bilateral CP ( p < 0.05), treatment success was higher in the NDT
group.
Conclusion: In a post-BTX-A regime, the short-term effects of an NDT approach are more
pronouncedthan these from a conventional physiotherapy approach.

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