To Study the Effectiveness of Rotational Vestibular Stimulation on Improving Balance and Gravitational Insecurity in Children with Down Syndrome-A Research Protocol
Keywords:Downs syndrome, rotational vestibular stimulation
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
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.
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