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Dynamical structure of center-of-pressure trajectories with and without functional taping in children with cerebral palsy level I and II of GMFCS

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Pavao, Silvia Leticia ; Ledebt, Annick ; Savelsbergh, Geert J. P. ; Rocha, Nelci Adriana C. F.
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE; v. 54, p. 137-143, AUG 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Postural control during quiet standing was examined in typical children (TD) and children with cerebral palsy (CP) level I and II of GMFCS. The immediate effect on postural control of functional taping on the thighs was analyzed. We evaluated 43 TD, 17 CP children level I, and 10 CP children level II. Participants were evaluated in two conditions (with and without taping). The trajectories of the center of pressure (COP) were analyzed by means of conventional posturography (sway amplitude, sway-path-length) and dynamic posturography (degree of twisting-and turning, sway regularity). Both CP groups showed larger sway amplitude than the TD while only the CP level II showed more regular COP trajectories with less twisting-and-turning. Functional taping didn't affect sway amplitude or sway-path-length. TD children exhibited more twisting and-turning with functional taping, whereas no effects on postural sway dynamics were observed in CP children. Functional taping doesn't result in immediate changes in quiet stance in CP children, whereas in TD it resulted in faster sway corrections. Children level II invest more attention in postural control than level I, and TD. While quiet standing was more automatized in children level I than in level II, both CP groups showed a less stable balance than TD. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/10562-9 - Nonlinear analysis of postural control in children with cerebral palsy: relationship with sensory processing
Grantee:Silvia Leticia Pavão Rago
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/13380-6 - Impact of sensorial information in the performance of the sit-to-stand movement in children with cerebral palsy
Grantee:Silvia Leticia Pavão Rago
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate