Marie Crickmay (Author of Speech Therapy and the Bobath Approach to Cerebral Palsy)
Spasticity Treatment Options for Cerebral Palsy
Bobath therapy is an effective holistic approach for children and young adults with all types of cerebral palsy regardless of the severity, age or accompanying disabilities, and is practised all over the world. It combines occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy and aims to give each child the skills to explore the world, communicate their needs and participate as much as possible, not just in therapy sessions, but in all aspects of their lives.
Journal of Rehabilitation Sciences & Research
Methods: in this clinical trial, 30 children with CP studied in two groups of 15, randomly. Control group received Bobath traditional services 12 sessions. In the intervention group, along with these services, parents participated in training program and fallowed the exercises. Peabody scale assessed GMF before and after intervention. Results: GMF increased significantly in both groups.
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