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Long-term effects of robotic hippotherapy on dynamic postural stability in cerebral palsy

By Young Joo Cha, Megan Stanley, Tim Shurtleff, Joshua S. H. You

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Abstract

Dynamic postural instability is a common neuromuscular impairment in cerebral palsy (CP), which often includes balance dysfunction and an associated risk of serious falls. Robotic hippotherapy has recently become a widespread clinical application to facilitate postural core stabilization, strength, and endurance through repetitive vestibular and proprioceptive stimulation to the spine via the sensorimotor system pathways. However, the long-term effects of robotic hippotherapy on dynamic postural instability in CP remain unclear.

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Spencer CW Au

Date 2016
Publication Title Computer Assisted Surgery
Volume 21
Pages 111-115
Publisher Informa UK Limited
Location of Publication London, United Kingdom
URL http://digitalcommons.wustl.edu/open_access_pubs/5719/
Language English
Additional Language English
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  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Center of Mass
  3. Cerebral palsy
  4. Core Stability
  5. Health
  6. Horses
  7. Laboratories
  8. Mammals
  9. robot assisted therapy