Effect of Ankle Dorsiflexors Facilitation on Gait in Cerebral Palsy

Authors

  • Supriya S. Jadhav1 , Mandar Malawade2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10454

Keywords:

Cerebral palsy, ankle dorsiflexors, facilitatory techniques, gait.

Abstract

Background- Cerebral palsy is a permanent and non-progressive group of disorders in the development

of movement and posture causing functional and activity limitations. Children with cerebral palsy have

dorsiflexor weakness and ankle deformity, which negatively affect their gait. This study mainly focuses on

facilitation of dorsiflexors to improve gait. Facilitatory technigues are useful for facilitation and enhancement

of muscle activity to achieve improved motor control.

Objective: To find effect of ankle dorsiflexors facilitation on gait in cerebral palsy.

Material and Methodology- In this pre-post interventional study 25 cerebral palsy children with gait

abnormalities were included. Treatment protocol including facilitatory techniques was set for 6 weeks. After

pre-post assessment data was analysed by using appropriate statistical techniques.

Result- According to this study there is an improvement in gait parameters and ankle joint range of motion

with P value <0.0001, which considered extremely significant. This indicates an overall improvement in gait

of children with cerebral palsy.

Conclusion- This study concludes that facilitation of dorsiflexors is beneficial for improving gait in cerebral

palsy children.

Author Biography

Supriya S. Jadhav1 , Mandar Malawade2

1 Internee, Krishna College of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, ‘Deemed to be’ university,

Karad, Maharashtra, 2 Associate professor, Krishna College of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical

Sciences ‘deemed to be’ University, Karad

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Supriya S. Jadhav1 , Mandar Malawade2. (2020). Effect of Ankle Dorsiflexors Facilitation on Gait in Cerebral Palsy. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 730-734. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10454