To Study the Effectiveness of Rotational Vestibular Stimulation on Improving Balance and Gravitational Insecurity in Children with Down Syndrome-A Research Protocol

Authors

  • Gauravi Desale
  • Ketaki Naik
  • Dipti Shinde
  • Rinkle Malani

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16866

Keywords:

Downs syndrome, rotational vestibular stimulation

Abstract

Background: Children with Down Syndrome have delayed motor development and coordination due to
which they have poor balance. Balance is the condition in which all the forces acting on body are balanced
such that the center of mass (COM) is within the stability limits, the boundaries of base of support (BOS).
Several scales are available for assessing balance. However, standardized and reliable scales have been
chosen to prevent the error while testing. Many studies have been conducted showing that sensory integration
therapy improves balance. However, there is paucity of study on Rotational Vestibular Stimulation in
improving balance.
Objectives: To study whether the rotational vestibular stimulation will improve balance and gravitational
insecurity in children with down syndrome.To study the differences in pre-treatment and post-treatment
parameters after rotational vestibular stimulation using outcome measures.
Methods: Balance will be assessed prior to treatment and after the treatment. The measures used for assessing
will be Pediatric Balance Scale, Bruininks-Oseretsky Test, Movement Assessment Battery for Children.
Results: Once the study is completed, the parameters of outcome measures will be statisticallyanalyzed.
Conclusion: Based on previous researches,it may be predicted that there will be significant improvement in
balance in children with Down syndrome.

Author Biographies

Gauravi Desale

Final Year BPT, MGM School of Physiotherapy Aurangabad Maharashtra

Ketaki Naik

Professor and Principal,MGM School of Physiotherapy

Dipti Shinde

Final Year BPT, MGM School of Physiotherapy Aurangabad Maharashtra

Rinkle Malani

Professor and Principal,MGM School of Physiotherapy

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Gauravi Desale, Ketaki Naik, Dipti Shinde, & Rinkle Malani. (2021). To Study the Effectiveness of Rotational Vestibular Stimulation on Improving Balance and Gravitational Insecurity in Children with Down Syndrome-A Research Protocol. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 1183-1187. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16866