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Role of Mobilization in the Management of Cerebral Palsy

Brooks Sandra C. MS PT
Pediatric Physical Therapy: Winter 1994
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ABSTRACTThe purpose of this article is to discuss the use of mobilization as a technique for managing the secondary physiological limitations that affect the movement of children with cerebral palsy. An assessment procedure is outlined using a case example that differentiates between hamstring contracture and hip joint connective tissue tightness in a child who sacral sits. The treatment implications are examined in relation to the specific functional skill of independent sitting.

The purpose of this article is to discuss the use of mobilization as a technique for managing the secondary physiological limitations that affect the movement of children with cerebral palsy. An assessment procedure is outlined using a case example that differentiates between hamstring contracture and hip joint connective tissue tightness in a child who sacral sits. The treatment implications are examined in relation to the specific functional skill of independent sitting.

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