Effects of Gluteal Muscle Focused Exercise Regimen on Functional Movement and Posture in Children with Down Syndrome: Pilot Study

Authors

  • Reshi Chockalingam
  • S.Senthil Kumar
  • Senthil Kumar N

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/34vdym45

Keywords:

Rehabilitation, Mobility, Motor Development, Down Syndrome, Gluteal Complex

Abstract

Background: This article emphasizes the importance of the gluteal muscles in children with Down syndrome,
revealing their impact on posture and functional movement.
Purpose: The motive of this study was to assess the remedial effects of the gluteal muscle exercise regimen as
compared to the conventional protocol for Down syndrome and develop the most efficient treatment protocol for
children with down syndrome.
Materials and Methods: Twelve children with Down syndrome received 8 weeks of continuous therapy, divided
into conventional and Gluteal muscle exercise regimen groups using randomization. Pre and post-treatment
levels of functional movement and posture were recorded and analyzed using GMFM and Posture Screen Mobile
Posture Assessment.
Results: The Glutes group showed higher mean GMFM scores and better improvement in posture in 67% of the 6
comparisons, while the remaining subjects didn’t show any notable difference.
Conclusion: The gluteal muscle exercise regimen group demonstrated more remarkable improvement than the
conventional exercise group in both functional movement and posture in children with downs syndrome in a 8
week protocol.

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Author Biographies

  • Reshi Chockalingam

    Post Graduate Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • S.Senthil Kumar

    Associate Professor Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Senthil Kumar N

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effects of Gluteal Muscle Focused Exercise Regimen on Functional Movement and Posture in Children with Down Syndrome: Pilot Study. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 268-273. https://doi.org/10.37506/34vdym45