Orthotics and Children with Hypotonia
[Source: Pediatric Physical Therapy via Your Therapy Source]
Pediatric Physical Therapy published a systemic review on the efficacy and evidence of using orthoses for children with hypotonia. Ten articles met the inclusion criteria although none were Level I evidence (evidence from properly designed randomized controlled trials).
The results found that data was reported for body structure and activity components, but not participation outcomes. Overall, the current evidence suggests that foot orthoses and supramalleolar orthoses may benefit children with hypotonia but the evidence is low level.
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