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Author: Ketan Bhatikar
Department of Physical Therapy, Sport Physiotherapy Aqua Rehabilitation Centre, Goa
Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common form of neurological disorder in pediatric age. Tightness in muscles causes decreased the range of motion and limited joint mobility. In the present study, a 14-year old patient with bilateral lowers limb spasticity was addressed. There are different physical therapies and modalities used in the treatment of muscle tightness caused by cerebral palsy but have not shown satisfactory results. Though stretching and other physical conventional therapies have shown some effect on spasticity, no studies have resent and longterm effects. Matrix rhythm therapy is an advanced physical therapeutic modality that works in muscle relaxing and healing. No strong evidence has been studied for its effect on spasticity. Hence the aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of the Matrix Rhythm Therapy in B/L (Bilateral) Adductor muscle tightness in pediatric cerebral palsy. After completion of the study, it can be concluded that matrix rhythm therapy may show great effects in decreasing spasticity when used with other conventional physical therapy.
To see the whole Study: Effect of Matrix Rhythm Therapy in B/L Adductor Muscle Tightness in Pediatric Cerebral Palsy: A Case Report (PDF)
Journal of Palliative Care & Med: 349, Vol 9(1), 2019