Benefits of Aquatic Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy
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Journal of Child Neurology published a research study on the effects of pediatric aquatic therapy on motor function, enjoyment, activities of daily living, and health-related quality of life for 11 children in the experimental group with spastic cerebral palsy of different motor abilities.
The results indicated the following:
1. the pediatric aquatic therapy group had greater average 66-item Gross Motor Function Measure following intervention than the control group including children with Gross Motor Function Classification System level IV
2. the pediatric aquatic therapy group had higher Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale scores than the control group at post-treatment.
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