Task-Oriented Strength Training and Mobility for Children with Cerebral Palsy

NeuroRehabilitation published research on the effects of task-oriented strength training on mobility function in children with cerebral palsy. Five children with cerebral palsy (GMFCS I-III) were randomly assigned to an experimental group which received task-oriented strength training with a focus on the lower extremities for 5 weeks. This group also practiced functional tasks similar to […]

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5 Unique Physical Activity Programs for Children with Disabilities

After writing many previous blog posts on the importance of physical activity in all children, I wanted to list some specialized programs for children with disabilities that encourage physical activity. These activities are not available everywhere but it does offer some suggestions of what you could be proactive in starting in your community. Hippotherapy – […]


Management of Congenital Hemiplegia

The current issue of Pediatrics has published a systemic review on the therapeutic management of congenital hemiplegia in children. Twelve studies and 7 systemic reviews were analyzed. Intramuscular Botox A injections and occupational therapy, neurodevelopmental therapy and casting, constraint induced movement therapy, and hand arm bi-manual intensive training all showed small to medium treatment effects. […]