ISSN: 2544-4395
Physiotherapy Quarterly
Current issue Archive Manuscripts accepted About the journal Editorial board Instructions for Reviewers Journal's Reviewers Special information Abstracting and indexing Contact Instructions for authors Ethical standards and procedures
SCImago Journal & Country Rank
 
1/2022
vol. 30
 
Share:
Share:
more
 
 
abstract:
Original paper

Contralateral effect of unilateral motor priming on grasping in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy

Marwa Mostafa Ibrahim Ismaeel
1

1.
Department of Physical Therapy for Pediatrics, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
Physiother Quart. 2022;30(1):46–50
Online publish date: 2022/03/29
View full text
Get citation
ENW
EndNote
BIB
JabRef, Mendeley
RIS
Papers, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero
AMA
APA
Chicago
Harvard
MLA
Vancouver
 
Introduction
Cross-training, as a type of unilateral movement-based priming, could enhance the affected side depending on strengthening of the non-affected side. It was aimed to investigate the effect of unilateral movement-based priming on handgrip strength and fine motor developmental outcomes of the affected upper extremity in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy.

Methods
Overall, 32 patients participated in this study; they were randomly classified into 2 groups. Group A subjects engaged in a selected occupational therapy program based on fine motor development, while those in group B received exercises to increase contralateral hand strength followed by application of the same program as group A. The treatment programs were conducted 3 times per week for 10 successive weeks. The outcomes included affected handgrip strength as a primary outcome and age equivalent for grasping in the Peabody Developmental Motor Scale – Fine Motor (PDMS-FM). These measures were recorded before and after the application of the allocated interventions.

Results
There were statistically significant differences when comparing pre- and post-treatment mean values in each group. Also, there was a significant difference in favour of the study group when comparing post-treatment mean values (p < 0.05).

Conclusions
Unilateral motor priming through cross-training is effective in improving grasping outcomes of the affected upper extremity concerning strength and fine motor development in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy.

keywords:

unilateral spastic cerebral palsy, motor-based priming, cross-training, grasping


Quick links
© 2022 Termedia Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.
Developed by Bentus.