Type of Submission



Cerebral palsy

Campus Venue

Dixon Ministry Center, Alumni Hall


Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-10-2013 1:00 PM

End Date

4-10-2013 5:00 PM



The group of non-progressive motor disorders that fall under the term Cerebral Palsy has created significant needs for individuals, households, clinicians, researchers, and society as a whole. Because of the diversity of Cerebral Palsy, the reported prevalence rates, risk factors, causes, and effects greatly vary depending on the cohorts used in each study. The neuromuscular disturbances present in individuals with Cerebral Palsy are caused by lesions in the cranial motor system and have posed many questions in regards to the most effective treatment options. Some such treatments that are used currently iclude speech and language therapy, orthotics, surgical procedures, pharmacological treatments, and physiotherapy. One method of physiotherapy, resistance training, has been used in children with spastic Cerebral Palsy, but lb efficacy has been questioned recently. Thus, the aim of this My is to review the literature on the key aspects of Cerebral Palsy in order to develop an overall understanding of the disorders the term entails and to review tha controlled studies dons testing the efficacy of resistance training in chid ran with spastic Cerebral Palsy. Nine controlled experimental studies were included in the literature review on resistance training efficacy and three literature reviews were referenced. The results indicate that resistance training cannot be determined decisively in children with spastic Cerebral Palsy, and further research should focus on resistance training in adults with Cerebral Palsy and further development in training protocols.

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Apr 10th, 1:00 PM Apr 10th, 5:00 PM

Cerebral Palsy: Overcoming Disability

Cedarville, OH


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