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Grip in Children with Congential Hemiplegia by Your Therapy Source Posted Tue 04 May 2010 6:22am Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair published research comparing predictive and reactive control of grip force in children with congenital hemiplegia. The precision grip of 12 children (ages 10-16 years) with hemiplegia were compared to a control group in two different conditions - predictive and reactive. For the predictive control, the chil ... Read on »
Bracing and Hemiplegia by Your Therapy Source Posted Wed 16 Mar 2011 9:03pm Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology published research on the use of a wrist and thumb brace on bimanual activities in children with hemiplegia cerebral palsy. Twenty five children with spastic hemiplegia cerebral palsy (with mild to moderate hand deformity) performed bimanual activities wearing a brace and not wearing a brace. Assessmen ... Read on »
Mirror Therapy and Children with Hemiplegia by Your Therapy Source Posted Fri 18 Mar 2011 9:16am Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology published research on mirror therapy in children with hemiplegia. Mirror therapy involves the use of a mirror to provide the illusion that the paretic arm is functional. This type of therapy has been used with adults who have had a stroke. For this pilot study, 15 children with hemiplegia were randoml ... Read on »
Bimanual Versus Constraint Therapy in Hemiplegia by Your Therapy Source Posted Fri 08 Jul 2011 8:25am Research was conducted comparing two groups of children ranging from 3.5 to 10 years old (42 in total) with hemiplegia. The children were randomly assigned to receive 90 hours of constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) or 90 hours of bimanual training (HABIT). Following the training, both the CIMT and HABIT resulted in improved hand function ... Read on »
Ankle Ligaments in Children with Hemiplegia by Your Therapy Source Posted Tue 05 Feb 2013 2:34pm The Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine published research comparing lateral ankle ligaments between the unaffected and affected leg in children with spastic hemiplegia cerebral palsy. Eight children with a mean age of 5.2 years old underwent sonograms of the anterior talofibular ligament and calcaneofibular ligament and the anterior talofibu ... Read on »
Use of Thumb Splint in Children with Hemiplegia by Your Therapy Source Posted Mon 12 Dec 2011 9:58am Clinical Rehabilitation published research on the functional abilities of 7 children (ages 2-7) with unilateral cerebral palsy who used a neoprene thumb opponens splint (McKie splint). The children were followed for 4 months - about one month baseline, 2 months intervention and one month follow up. Goal attainment scaling and visual analog scal ... Read on »
Another Therapy by Sarah Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 11:47pm We now have a more medical term for Violet's right hand side not moving as much as her left. It's called Hemiplegia. Hemiplegia is a form of Spastic Cerebral Palsy which refers to one arm and leg on either the right or left side of the body being affected. Violet's (OT) Occupational Therapist has decided to try what's called Constraint- ... Read on »
The most effective treatment for stroke sequela(I) by Dorothy E Ross PhD CCC-SLP Aphasia NYC Posted Sat 06 Feb 2010 12:00am One year after the attack of stroke,the existing symptoms are called stroke sequela,such as hemiplegia,language difficulty,or distortion of mouth and eyes,etc.Compared with recovery stage,the speed and degree of recovery in this period is slower.The demonstrations of stroke sequela are obstruction of unilateral limbs,hemiplegia,hemianopsia,aph ... Read on »
Reports, Reports and more Reports! by Sarah Patient Expert Posted Mon 24 May 2010 11:06pm Okay all Australian Mums of Special Needs children...please take notice! After lodging all Violet's reports except her Psych Report, the Department of Education rang me last Friday to say Violet will not be eligible for Vision Support at School, as her Vision Report from Vision Australia says her near vision is 3/5 in her right eye even t ... Read on »
And now I’m nesting… by RunMom Posted Wed 15 Sep 2010 12:00am Some women nest while they’re pregnant. Others (or maybe perhaps just me), nest pre-marathon. Really. Yesterday I cleaned two bathrooms, the kitchen, did a massive amount of laundry and pretended to be a talking turtle for about an hour. Ok, maybe that last one did not actually have anything to do with cleaning, but my 4 year old was t ... Read on »