Fisioterapia em Movimento
Print version ISSN 0103-5150
ROQUE, Aryane Helena et al. Analysis of static balance in children with cerebral palsy spastic diparetic type with and without the use of orthoses. Fisioter. mov. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.2, pp. 311-316. ISSN 0103-5150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-51502012000200008.
INTRODUCTION: Children with spastic diparetic cerebral palsy (CP) are frequent users of orthoses for lower limbs, in order to provide functional improvement of posture during walking and standing. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the static balance of spastic diparetic children with CP, with and without the use of orthoses, through stabilometric parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample comprised 15 individuals aged between 4 and 14 years old (8.33 ± 2.74), seven males and eight females, divided into two groups: the control group (CG), with six participants, and the study group (SG), with nine spastic diparetic children with CP. For static balance analysis it was used a pressure platform (Medicapteurs Fusyo) and the collection was performed with the child standing on two conditions: with orthoses and without orthosis. RESULTS: The EG with orthesis showed higher oscilation, statistically significant, mediolateral and the total area of oscillation compared to the GC. CONCLUSION: The results suggest that the use of orthoses for lower limbs can influence the static balance, reducing the oscillation during static standing position.
Keywords : child; cerebral palsy; postural balance.