What is it about?

Backward walking in combination with traditional physical therapy exercise is effective in improving balance ability in children with spastic hemiparetic cerebral palsy more than traditional physical therapy exercise alone.

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Why is it important?

There is lack of studies assessing the effectiveness of additional backward walking training on balance in spastic cerebral palsy children, and therefore more studies are needed.


this study added a new channel for rehabilitation of children with CP

Prof. Dr. Amr Almaz Abdel-aziem
Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University

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This page is a summary of: Effect of backward walking training on postural balance in children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled study, Clinical Rehabilitation, September 2014, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/0269215514547654.
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