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Balance exercises in Children with Down's Syndrome:A Randomised Controlled Trial

*, Sharma A and *, Ganesan S and *, Tedla JS (2012) Balance exercises in Children with Down's Syndrome:A Randomised Controlled Trial. International Journal of Current Research and Review , 4 (1). pp. 130-134.

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Abstract

Objectives: To compare the effect of balance exercises and standardised exercises in children with Down‟s syndrome. Methods: 30 children with Down syndrome aged 5-15 years were assigned to the experimental and control group using block randomisation. Children in the experimental group underwent balance exercise program whereas children in the control group underwent standardised exercise program, twice per week for a total of 6 weeks. Results: There was significant improvement in both the groups on the Pediatric Balance scale and the gross motor function measure scores. However the experimental group showed a greater improvement than the control group. Conclusion: Balance exercises are better than standardised exercises in improving the dynamic balance and gross motor function in children with Down‟s syndrome.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Down‟s syndrome, Balance exercises, Gross Motor Function
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 09:36
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2012 10:45
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2597

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