Halliwick and Aquatic Exercises in Spastic Cerebral Palsy

R

Riphah International University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Treatments

Other: halliwick exercise programme
Other: aquatic exercises

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05322759
RiphahIU Nimra Arif

Details and patient eligibility

About

The aim of this research is to find and compare the effects of halliwick exercises and aquatic exercises on gross motor function, trunk stability and hand function in spastic cerebral palsy.

Full description

Randomized controlled trials done at Dream Child institute and Children hospital complex Multan. The sample size was 32. The subjects were divided in two groups, 16 subjects in halliwick exercise group and 20 in aquatic exercise group. Study duration was of 6 months. Sampling technique applied was convenient non probability sampling technique. Only 13-16 years diagnosed spastic cerebral pals individuals were included. Tools used in the study are Gross motor function measure (GMFM-66), Trunk impairment scale (TIS) and Nine-hole peg test (NHPT). Data was being analyzed through SPSS 22.

Enrollment

32 patients

Sex

All

Ages

13 to 16 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Both genders Male & female
  • Age 13-16 years
  • Able to use assistive devices
  • Diagnosed CP children
  • Able to follow verbal commands

Exclusion criteria

  • Unstable seizures

    • had a surgery for the last 12 months or receive medication for spasticity
    • Associated cognitive issue
    • Incontinence
    • Persistent infection

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

32 participants in 2 patient groups

Aquatic exercises
Active Comparator group
Description:
this group receives sessions for consecutive 8 weeks and 3 days per week. warm up for 10 min, that will include walking in shallow water and stretchings of upper and lower extremities. After that APE for 30 min followed cool down period for 5 min. exercise frequency is 3 sets of each exercise with 15 repetitions.
Treatment:
Other: aquatic exercises
Other: halliwick exercise programme
Halliwick exercise programme
Experimental group
Description:
this group receives sessions for consecutive 8 weeks and 3 days per week. warm up for 10 min that specifically includes mental adjustments along with walking in shallow side of pool and static stretchings. After that Halliwick exercise programme for 30 min that followed by cool down period for 5 min. exercise frequency is 3 sets of each exercise with 15 repetitions.
Treatment:
Other: aquatic exercises
Other: halliwick exercise programme

Trial contacts and locations

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