Effectiveness of Vestibular Stimulation Training in Cerebral Palsy

  • Mandar Malawade1, Tahura Shabnam Shaikh2
Keywords: Cerebral Palsy, Vestibular Stimulation, Posture, Balance.

Abstract

Introduction: Various studies are carried out to improve posture and balance in children with cerebral
palsy by using different approaches. But the aspect of vestibular stimulation exercises on improving posture
and balance in children with CP have not yet been studied. Hence this study is design to see the effect of
vestibular stimulation exercises on posture and balance in children with CP.
Methodology: Thirty children with clinical diagnosis of Cerebral palsy, were randomly allocated into control
group and interventional group. Participants in control group were given Conventional Physiotherapy.
Participants in intervention group were given Conventional Physiotherapy and vestibular stimulation
exercises.
Results: The result of the study found extreme significant effects of the conventional physiotherapy in
control group and extreme significant effects of conventional physiotherapy and vestibular stimulation
exercises on posture and balance in children with CP in intervention group according to the results of the
GMFM-88 and PBS. There is significant difference in mean score of GMFM-88 and PBS in intervention
group as compared to the control group.
Conclusion: There will be significant effect of vestibular stimulation exercises on posture and balance in
children with CP.

Author Biography

Mandar Malawade1, Tahura Shabnam Shaikh2

1Faculty of Physiotherapy, KIMS, Karad 415110,
2Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy, Loni BK, Ahmednagar

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Mandar Malawade1, Tahura Shabnam Shaikh2. (2020). Effectiveness of Vestibular Stimulation Training in Cerebral Palsy. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 369-374. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1132