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Research Article Volume 6 Issue 7

Thera-Togs Orthotics Versus Reciprocal Electrotherapy on Postural Stability in Children With Cerebral Palsy: Randomized Controlled Trial

Shimaa Mohamed Reffat*

Department of Pediatrics, Cairo University, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Egypt

*Shared Authorship: Shimaa Mohamed Reffat, Department of Pediatrics, Cairo University, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Egypt.

Received: March 27, 2023; Published: June 28, 2023


Background and objective: Cerebral palsy is the common motor disabilities due to a combination of deficiencies such as deficiency of muscle control, weakness, reduced balance and increase in muscle tone, all of which cause knee joint malalignment while standing and walking. This work aims to explore the impact of Thera togs to reciprocal electrical stimulation on postural stability in children with cerebral palsy.

Methods: A random sample of thirty participants had 6 to 8 years of age with cerebral palsy (boys and girls) were chosen. The participants were assigned into similar groups (I and II). The Biodex balancing system was used to measure over all stability indices before and after 12 weeks of treatment. Group I underwent reciprocal electro-therapy of the quadriceps (agonist) and the hamstring muscles (antagonist) on both sides. Group II received a Thera togs orthotic system with the same physical therapy programme as Group I.

Results: In children with spastic diplegic CP, both reciprocal electrical stimulation and Thera togs appear to produce a positive and statistically significant increase in postural stability metrics (P 0.05) reciprocal electrical stimulation, on the other hand, appears have a favourable and significant statistical effect than Thera togs.

Conclusion: In children with spastic-diplegic CP, reciprocal electrical stimulation significantly improved total postural stability indices compared to Thera-togs orthotic system.
This experimental study was registered in the clinical trial registration: NCT05702632

Keywords:Diplegic; Cerebral Palsy; Reciprocal Electrotherapy; Balance; Thera-Togs


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Citation: Shimaa Mohamed Reffat. “Thera-Togs Orthotics Versus Reciprocal Electrotherapy on Postural Stability in Children With Cerebral Palsy: Randomized Controlled Trial". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 6.7 (2023): 23-28.


Copyright: © 2023 Shimaa Mohamed Reffat. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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