Effect of Ankle Dorsiflexors Facilitation on Gait in Cerebral Palsy
Keywords:Cerebral palsy, ankle dorsiflexors, facilitatory techniques, gait.
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
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