Effectiveness of Floor Exercises Versus Ball Exercises on Spinal Mobility in Spastic Diplegia (CP)

Authors

  • Aditi Singh(PT)
  • Deepika
  • Himadri Kapil(PT)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v10i3.3291

Keywords:

Cerebral Palsy, Spastic Cerebral Palsy, floor exercises, Mat exercises.

Abstract

Background: The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness between floor exercises and ball exercises
on spinal stability in spastic diplegia (cp)
Introduction: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a static, non-progressive complaint caused by brain personality or injury
in the antenatal, perinatal, and postnatal time period, is the major experimental disability affecting function in
children. Voluntary movements are directly affected by weak torso control and causes abnormal motion patterns.
Activation of core muscle forms an important part of stabilization of spines and vertebral alignment during bearing
weight. The main gait pattern is its ‘scissor gait’ pattern.
Methodology: It was an experimental study design of children between 3-8 years of age with sample size of 30
individuals. They were divided by certain inclusion and exclusion criteria. Group A was given floor exercises and
group B was given ball exercises. They were evaluated pre and post by TUG and PBS using t test, t and p values.
Results: This research evaluated data characteristics such as (age, gender, height, scales) were represented as
percentage, mean and standard deviation and the significance across two study groups was analysed using t-test
(paired and unpaired). The mean, standard deviation and significance were calculated
Conclusion: In our study , it was found that after receiving 6 weeks of floor exercises and ball exercises , TUG
and PBS score have been significantly improved in group B than group A. Throughout the study, the Swiss ball
is found to be an effective tool for improving trunk muscle activity, strengthening the trunk core muscles and
improving stability in upright positions, along with allowing freedom of movement in upper limbs.

Author Biographies

Aditi Singh(PT)

Amity Institute of physiotherapy, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Deepika

Bachelors of Physiotherapy,Amity Institute of physiotherapy, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Himadri Kapil(PT)

Director, Reborn Physiotherapy and Neuro Rehabilitation Clinic, Indirapuram, Gurugram.

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Published

2022-08-04

How to Cite

Aditi Singh(PT), Deepika, & Himadri Kapil(PT). (2022). Effectiveness of Floor Exercises Versus Ball Exercises on Spinal Mobility in Spastic Diplegia (CP). International Journal of Physiology, 10(3), 14–18. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v10i3.3291