Effectiveness of Spider Cage Therapy for Balance Control in Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Children: A Pilot Study

Authors

  • Saravanan S
  • Jagatheesan Alagesan
  • Senthil Kumar N

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/q1mewq56

Keywords:

Spider cage, Exercise, Balance, Suit therapy, Cerebral palsy.

Abstract

Background: Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy (CP), a neurological disorder that specifically affects the lower
extremities, affects mobility and posture. People with spastic diplegia frequently have balance problems, which
reduces their functional independence and raises their risk of falling. In order to treat balance impairments in this
population.
Purpose: The aim of the study is to examine novel and alternative treatment approaches that may possibly enhance
the motor function and general quality of life in spastic diplegic cerebral palsy children by examining the efficacy
of spider cage therapy for balance control.
Methods: 10 children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy were allocated into developmental and experimental
group. The experimental group (n=5) received spider cage therapy and the developmental group (n=5) received
conventional physiotherapy.
Result: This finding shows that the conventional group pre and post-test values by using GMFM (30.2±1.67,
34.95±1.58) experimental group pre & post value of GMFM (30.55±5.63,36.95±1.64) with p value<0.0001.
Conventional group pre & post-test values by using PBS (9.2±3.11,14.95±4.52) and experimental group pre and
post-test values of PBS (9.75±1.58,16.7±1.78) with a p value <0.0001.
Conclusion: The study’s findings suggest that children with spastic diplegia might benefit from balance training
in a spider cage.

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Author Biographies

  • Saravanan S

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

  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

    Professor & Principal, 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

Effectiveness of Spider Cage Therapy for Balance Control in Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Children: A Pilot Study. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 274-279. https://doi.org/10.37506/q1mewq56