Functional taping applied to upper limb of children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: A pilot study

S. Mazzone, A. Serafini, M. Iosa, M. N. Aliberti, T. Gobbetti, S. Paolucci, D. Morelli

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Abstract

Functional taping with elastic bandages and adhesive tapes could limit the action of upper limb spastic muscles and sustain that of weaker muscles in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP). 16 young children with CP (32 years old) were enrolled in this pilot study including 5 months of taping in conjunction with conventional physical therapy, followed by 7 months of physical therapy alone (taping wash-out), and other 5 months of taping plus therapy. Large improvements in the Melbourne assessment score were found in the first period in which taping was used (+15.4%, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-253
Number of pages5
JournalNeuropediatrics
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • cerebral palsy
  • Melbourne assessment
  • motor development
  • physical therapy
  • rehabilitation
  • upper limb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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