A Study on the Effectiveness of Task Oriented Strength Training to Enhance Upper Limb Motor Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Keywords:Cerebral palsy, Task oriented training, Weights.
Background: A wide variety of static, non-progressive motor impairments, such as cerebral palsy, can develop
from birth or infancy as a result of damage to the central nervous system’s neuromotor components. Regulating
motor activity frequently requires communication between the cerebral cortex, thalamus, basal ganglia, brain stem,
Cerebellum, spinal cord, and linking sensory-motor pathways. Task-oriented training is utilized as a rehabilitation
technique to hone motor skills and as a programme to enhance muscular function or strength. Objective of this
study is to compare the effectiveness of Conventional therapy and task-oriented strength training in children with
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of conventional therapy and task-oriented strength training in children
with cerebral palsy.
Materials and Methods: A total of 48 subjects were included into the study based on the selection criteria and
informed consent was obtained from the parents of the children. Group A (n=24) will be treated with Conventional
shoulder exercises while Group B (n=24) will be treated with task-oriented strength training with weights. Outcome
measures include Shoulder ROM and GMFCS Scale. Results should be tabulated and statistically analyzed. Both
training programs will be given for 4 weeks, weekly 5 days from November 2022 to April 2023.
Result: Statistical analysis made with quantitative data revealed statistically significant differences between group
A and group B. The test shows that subjects who received task oriented strength training have better effects in
improving the motor function of children with Cerebral Palsy.
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