Facilitation for balance in standing together with reaching activity

The aim of physiotherapy is to achieve maximum independence in activities of daily life. Children with cerebral palsy have both motor and sensory issues. After detailed assessment, treatment plans are drawn up based on the children and family needs. Through specific handling skills and modification of environment more normal movement pattern are practiced within play, providing more sensorimotor experiences. Family members and caregivers are trained, so that therapy becomes a part of daily routine. Therapists implement strategies that can be incorporated into functional activities. The therapist also collaborates and guide teachers about effective posture and to enhance movements in the classroom.

We have recently added a Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) machine. WBV training is a method for muscle strengthening and it is being widely applied in a variety of clinical situations. During a typical vibration session, the user stands on the device in a static position or performs dynamic movements. Based on the researches done it is believed that vibrations stimulate muscle spindles and alpha-motoneurons, which initiate a muscle contraction. Most studies on the impact of vibration treatment in various disorders focused more or three therapeutic aims:

A. Increasing Muscle Strength
B. Improving Balance
C. Increasing Bone Mass