Effect of Aerobic Exercises and Strengthening Exercises in Improving Functional Mobility in Down Syndrome Population

Authors

  • Abinaya K
  • Prathap suganthirubabu
  • Vignesh Srivasan
  • Kumaresan. A
  • Surya Vishnuram
  • Dhanusiya
  • Priyadharshini. K
  • Satheeskumar Durairaj

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/5vpw3a50

Keywords:

Aerobic exercise, Strengthening Exercise, Down Syndrome, Functional mobility and Core stability.

Abstract

Background: When compared to children without Down syndrome (DS), children with DS exhibit qualitatively
different movement patterns and a considerable delay in the development of motor abilities. Due to their difficulty
maintaining proper body alignment and aberrant walking patterns, children with DS are more likely to fall.
Strengthening and aerobic exercise are part of the Down syndrome therapy programme.
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of aerobic exercises and strengthening exercises in Down Syndrome
Population .
Methodology: Twenty down syndrome patients were randomly divided into groups A and B. Aerobic exercise
was given to ten subjects in group A, and strengthening exercise was given to ten subjects in group B. The
Dynamic Gait Index Scale was employed as an outcome measure and was pre-assessed on Day 1. For four weeks
of treatment, each group had two sessions per day, followed by a post-assessment of the outcome measures.
Results: Group A experienced an increase in the dynamic gait index scale. The Group A showed improvement in
the Dynamic gait index scale after training, which was statistically significant (p<.01)
Conclusion: The results obtained from this research were statistically classified and can be concluded that there
was a definite and positive effect of strengthening exercise in improving functional mobility in Down syndrome
population.

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Author Biographies

  • Abinaya K

    Undergraduate,  Saveetha of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institution of Medical And Technical Science, Chennai,Thandalam,Tamil Nadu,India,

  • Prathap suganthirubabu

    Professor,Saveetha of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institution of Medical And Technical Science, Chennai,Thandalam,Tamil Nadu,India,

  • Vignesh Srivasan

    Assistant Professor,Saveetha of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institution of Medical And Technical Science, Chennai,Thandalam,Tamil Nadu,India,

  • Kumaresan. A

    Professor, Saveetha of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institution of Medical And Technical Science, Chennai,Thandalam,Tamil Nadu, India,

  • Surya Vishnuram

    Tutor Saveetha ofPhysiotherapy, Saveetha Institution of Medical And Technical Science, Chennai,Thandalam,Tamil Nadu,

  • Dhanusiya

    Tutor Saveetha of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institution of Medical And Technical Science, Chennai,Thandalam,Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Priyadharshini. K

    Tutor Saveetha of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institution of Medical And Technical Science, Chennai,Thandalam,Tamil Nadu,India

  • Satheeskumar Durairaj

    Assistant Professor & Clinical coordinator, BPT Program, College of Health Sciences, Gulf Medical
    University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effect of Aerobic Exercises and Strengthening Exercises in Improving Functional Mobility in Down Syndrome Population. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 390-394. https://doi.org/10.37506/5vpw3a50