The Effect of a Short-Term Selective Balanced Training on Peak Pressure during Walking in 10 Areas of Foot in children with Cerebral Palsy

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1Motivational Behavior of Kish Faculty of Physical Education, University of Tehran
2دانشکده تربیت بدنی و علوم ورزشی دانشگاه تهران
3Department of Motor Behavior, Faculty of Physical Education, University of Tehran, Kish International Campus
Researchers have shown a reduced ability in children with CP to adapt the sensory and motor components of postural control to changing task and environmental demands. It is important to do exercise in children with cerebral palsy. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a short-term selective balanced training on peak pressure during walking in children with cerebral palsy.
15 children with cerebral palsy (4-12 years old) and 16 healthy males were volunteered to participate in this study. A foot scan system was used for measuring of plantar pressure variables during stance phase of walking. Plantar pressure variables were recorded at sampling frequency of 300 Hz. Independent sample t-test was used for statistical analysis. Alpha level was set at p<0.05.
The results showed that in experimental group, the peak plantar pressure in the second and third metatarsals during post-test was lower than that in the pre-test (P=0.023). The duration of running stance phase during both pre- and post-test were similar in both experimental and control groups. . For meaningful determination, the significance level was considered to be 0.05. SPSS-23 was used for statistical analysis, and for the graphs, Excel-2015 was used.
Findings of the present study demonstrated that the effects of selected balance exercises on improvement of peak plantar pressure variable in Cerebral Palsy may have a clinical value during rehabilitation. Also given the positive impact of Balanced Training, it is possible to improve the quality of life of these children by planning and rationalizing them.