Children with trunk hypotonia may have limited ability to maintain an upright weight-bearing position, resulting in decreased postural control and a delay in achieving gross motor milestones.
The purpose of this case series is to report the effect of a home-based dynamic standing program on postural control and gross motor activity in 2 children with trunk hypotonia.
Child 1 (aged 24 months, Gross Motor Function Classification Scale Level IV) and Child 2 (aged 21 months, Gross Motor Function Classification Scale Level V) participated in a standing program using the Upsee harness at home 3 days per week for 12 weeks.
Both children improved their gross motor function, and Child 1 demonstrated improved trunk control in sitting.
The use of the Upsee harness was an effective intervention for these children with trunk hypotonia to achieve weight-bearing and improve gross motor abilities.
Supplemental Digital Content is Available in the Text.This case series is a report of the impact of a home-based dynamic standing program on postural control and gross motor activity in 2 children with trunk hypotonia.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, Austin, Texas.
Correspondence: Elizabeth Ardolino, PT, PhD, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, 5401 LaCrosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
At the time this article was written, Megan Flores was a PhD student at Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas.
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