Friday, May 6, 2011

Strength and Balance Training - Down Syndrome

A randomized controlled trial on strength and balance training in children with down syndrome was published in Clinical Rehabilitation . Twenty three children with Down Syndrome were divided into two groups - an experimental group who received 6 weeks of progressive resistive exercise and balance training and a control group (no intervention). The results indicated a significant improvement in lower limb muscle strength in the experimental group. In addition, a significant improvement in balance scores on the Bruininks Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP)were also seen in the experimental group.

Reference: Sukriti Gupta,Bhamini krishna Rao,and Kumaran SD Effect of strength and balance training in children with Down’s syndrome: a randomized controlled trial Clin Rehabil May 2011 25: 425-432, first published on November 8, 2010 doi:10.1177/0269215510382929

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