17.04.15
The Diagonal Gymnastics Use in Physical Rehabititation Complex for Children with Cerebral Palsy

 

 

O. M. Kaluger, T. D. Tarasenko

 

Effectiveness of the methodology of diagonal gymnastics research in the complex of physical rehabilitation of children with Infantile Cerebral Paralysis was conducted. Complex of exercises according to the methods of diagonal medical gymnastics permits active and passive influence on the musculoskeletal system activity of which guarantees right pose, locomotion, communication. As the result balance and mobility of the processes of inhibition and excitement increase and renew lost and develop new moving functions, normalize motorvisceral reflex reactions.

Research has shown a statistically significant increase in muscle strength of the upper limbs, abdominals, thighs and improve reciprocal interaction muscles of the upper extremities in children in the experimental group compared with the control group.

The results allow us to assess positively the impact of the developed technique on the motor functions of children with cerebral palsy and continue research in this direction.

The developed program of physical rehabilitation can be used in special facilities when working with children who have a diagnosis of cerebral palsy.

The diagonal gymnastics technique involves active and passive effect on the receptors of the musculoskeletal system to normalize motor structures of the brain and spinal cord activity which maintains the correct posture, locomotion, communication (writing, speech, gestures, facial expressions) manipulation. As a result, employment increases balance and mobility processes of inhibition and excitation, recovering lost and developing new motor function, normalized motor-visceral reflex reactions. Diagonal gymnastics reduces muscle tone, improves overall mobility, coordination and precision movements, supports development of normal movement skills and reduces hyperkinesias.

 

Key words: rehabilitation, diagonal gymnastics, inhibition and excitement, locomotion, communication, stereotypes of pose and moving, tone reflexes, reciprocal muscle activity.

 

Source:

ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS / SCIENTIFIC WORK VOLUME № 10 (12). Kyiv, University «Ukraine», 2013.


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