A case study of the effect of cardiovascular training on cerebral palsy

Fisioterapia em Movimento

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Title A case study of the effect of cardiovascular training on cerebral palsy
Creator Silva Teixeira, Jéssica
Lima de Jesus Santos, Luiza Mayara
Lemos dos Santos, Nayhara
Cunha Casali, Carla Cristine
Carvalho Mitre Chaves, Carolina Marques
Description Introduction: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a non-progressive disorder characterized by changes in muscle tone and voluntary movement, leading to adaptive changes in muscle length and in some cases, resulting in bone deformities and increased energy expenditure while performing activities of daily living. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of cardiovascular training by an adult with athetoid CP. Methods: The sample was composed of one patient with athetoid CP. The instruments used were the timed ten-meter walk test; the SF-36 quality of life questionnaire, a six-minute walk test and the Timed Up and Go test. Using an exercise bike and resistance exercises for the upper limbs, the patient underwent 24 sessions lasting fifty minutes each during eight weeks. Results: In all tests, significant improvement was observed at four and eight weeks, especially in the first four, and progressed in the following four weeks. In the post-training period, improvement was observed when compared to pre-training values. The SF-36 questionnaire on quality of life showed increase in some areas and decrease in others. Conclusion: Patients with CP can benefit from a physical training program, which can improve their quality of life and be included in their rehabilitation protocol.
Publisher Editora Universitária Champagnat - PUCPRESS
Date 2017-09-21
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Identifier https://periodicos.pucpr.br/index.php/fisio/article/view/21882
Source Fisioterapia em Movimento (Physical Therapy in Movement); v. 29, n. 4 (2016)
Fisioterapia em Movimento; v. 29, n. 4 (2016)
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Relation https://periodicos.pucpr.br/index.php/fisio/article/view/21882/21017
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