A Protocol on Effect of Cryotherapy and Myofascial release Technique in Calf Muscle Spasticity of Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy Children
Keywords:Cerebral palsy, Spastic Diplegia, Cryotherapy, Myofascial Release Technique, Modified Ashworth Scale, Modified Tardieu Scale.
Background: Cerebral Palsy is been one of the developmental disorders affecting the infants brain. The
most common form of Cerebral Paralysis being Spastic Cerebral Palsy affects children functionally and
prevents their social functioning. Most of the physiotherapy interventions to treat spasticity are Cryotherapy,
Myofascial Release technique. Cryotherapy is effective in reducing Spasticity and some suggest Myofascial
Release Technique is also effective in reducing spasticity. Aim: To find out the effect of Cryotherapy and
Myofascial Release Technique in calf muscle of Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy Children. Methods: 30
Participants with Spastic Diplegia will be selected on the basis of inclusion as well as exclusion criteria. The
patients will be evaluated using Modified Ashworth Scale and Modified Tardieu Scale for calf muscle prior
to the treatment. The 30 participants will be divided into 3 groups. All the groups will receive Cryotherapy,
MFR technique and combined effect of both the techniques separately. The patients will be again evaluated
after the treatment by using MSA and MTS. Conclusion: This Study Concluded that there may be significant
reduction in calf muscle spasticity in spastic diplegic cerebral palsy children by using combine effect of both
Cryotherapy and Myofascial Release technique ore one of the method.
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