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Functional, neuroplastic and biomechanical changes induced by early Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy Including Lower Extremities (e-HABIT-ILE) in pre-school children with unilateral cerebral palsy: study protocol of a randomized control trial

Published inBMC Neurology, vol. 20, no. 1, 133
Publication date2020
Abstract

Cerebral palsy (CP) causes motor, cognitive and sensory impairment at different extents. Many recent rehabilitation developments (therapies) have focused solely on the upper extremities (UE), although the lower extremities (LE) are commonly affected. Hand-arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy Including Lower Extremities (HABIT-ILE) applies the concepts of motor skill learning and intensive training to both the UE and LE. It involves constant stimulation of the UE and LE, for several hours each day over a 2-week period. The effects of HABIT-ILE have never been evaluated in a large sample of young children. Furthermore, understanding of functional, neuroplastic and biomechanical changes in infants with CP is lacking. The aim of this study is to carry out a multi-center randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the effects of HABIT-ILE in pre-school children with unilateral CP on functional, neuroplastic and biomechanical parameters.

Keywords
  • Cerebral Palsy/physiopathology/therapy
  • Child
  • Preschool
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Hand/physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lower Extremity/physiopathology
  • Motor Skills/physiology
  • Neuronal Plasticity
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Upper Extremity/physiopathology
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ARANEDA, R et al. Functional, neuroplastic and biomechanical changes induced by early Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy Including Lower Extremities (e-HABIT-ILE) in pre-school children with unilateral cerebral palsy: study protocol of a randomized control trial. In: BMC Neurology, 2020, vol. 20, n° 1, p. 133. doi: 10.1186/s12883-020-01705-4
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