This book enable to provide Functional Resistance Training is slowing gaining recognition among the Physiotherapist dealing with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral palsy means non progressive neurological disorder mainly affecting human locomotor systems. Functional Resistance Training is slowing gaining recognition among the Physiotherapist dealing with Cerebral Palsy. However, the practical application of this compound strength training has not studied yet in developing the ambulatory skills of Spastic Diplegics. Both the groups shown improvement after intervention. Inter-group comparison done using 'independent t test' reveals statistically significant progress in experimental group (GMFM (P=0.001), Stride length (P=<0.001) and step length (P=<0.001), and cadence compared to Group B. The author who is concluded that the results of this study indicate that functional resistance training is better than conventional symptoms based treatment approach to develop ambulatory skills of spastic diplegic cerebral palsy.
Dr.Karthikeyan has completed his PhD at the age of 35 years from Ramakrishna mission Vivekananda University,coimbatore and postdoctoral studies completed from Tumkur University, Tumkur, Karnataka, India . He is presently working as a clinician cum researcher at Physiotherapy center at NIMHANS, Bangalore, India and published more than 60 papers.
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Cerebral Palsy, Spastic diplegic, Functional Resistance Training, Symptoms Based Treatment, GMFM
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine