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Effects of Suit-Orthosis on Postural Adjustments During Seated Reaching Task in Children With Cerebral Palsy

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Author(s):
Pavao, Silvia Leticia [1] ; Visicato, Livia Pessarelli [1] ; Neves da Costa, Carolina Souza [1] ; de Campos, Ana Carolina [1] ; Rocha, Nelci Adriana C. F. [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Neuropediat Sect, Dept Physiotherapy, Rod Washington Luis, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY; v. 30, n. 3, p. 231-237, JUL 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

Aim: To investigate suit-orthosis effects on postural sway during anticipatory and compensatory postural adjustments (APA and CPA, respectively) in a seated reaching task performed by children with cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: Twenty-nine children were divided according to Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) I and II-III. Participants were instructed to reach forward toward an object both in a no-suit condition and in a suit-orthosis condition. Results: Using the suit-orthosis, children at MACS II-III decreased velocity of center-of-pressure (CoP) sway during APA, whereas children at MACS I increased the anterior-posterior CoP displacement during CPA. Conclusion: Suit-orthosis improved postural stability in children at MACS II-III during APA. The suit may assist with arm function control during postural sway when preparing to reach for objects. Clinical Implications: Suit-orthoses in therapy should be individually prescribed considering the intended activity and person's motor impairment. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/01252-0 - Effect of Pediasuit on postural control in children with cerebral palsy
Grantee:Carolina Souza Neves da Costa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - 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 type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 17/11259-6 - Dual task effects on the dynamical features of the center of pressure trajectories in static standing in children and adults
Grantee:Silvia Leticia Pavão Rago
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate