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FREITAS, Jheniffer et al. Influence of neuromotor intensive therapy on control of the head of a child with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. Cad. Pós-Grad. Distúrb. Desenvolv. [online]. 2019, vol.19, n.1, pp.65-80. ISSN 1519-0307.

Cerebral palsy causes postural and movement disorders and quadriplegic patients affects all four limbs, trunk and head. The neuromotor intensive therapy (NMTI) appears as a possibility of physical therapy intervention. The aim was investigate the influence of NMTI with PediasuitTM on the control head of a child with spastic quadriplegia. The patient underwent NMTI and evaluated by GMFM-88 scale in the dimensions A (drop and roll) and B (sit), by concentrating the gross motor function of the child with GMFCS V; the GMFM-66, and the wifi electrogoniometry system (Biofeed®), with sensor located on the head (frontal bone), evaluating the oscillation in the sagittal plane, in the times of 30, 60 and 90 seconds. For the GMFM-88, there was an improvement of 17.65% in the dimension A, and 1.67% in the dimension B with a gain of 9.66% in the overall score and 1.11% in the GMFM-66. Biofeed® identified differences between baseline and final in all analyzed times (30, 60 and 90 seconds), indicating that the treatment protocol provided gains in the control head. The results showed a slight improvement in the control head in the GMFM-88 and improvement by Biofeed®, which the GMFM-66 did not identify

Keywords : Physiotherapy; Cerebral palsy; Quadriplegia; Intensive; Therapy.

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