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Effect of Aquatic Ramp Exercise on Gait And Activity Of Daily Living In Child With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II: Single Subject Research
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Effect of Aquatic Ramp Exercise on Gait And Activity Of Daily Living In Child With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II: Single Subject Research
Sung, Yun-Hee;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of aquatic ramp walking exercise on the activity of the quadriceps, gait and activity of daily living in child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type II. A 5 years-old girl with SMA type II participated in this study. This study used single-subject reverse(A-B-A) design study. There are 12 sessions(4weeks 3 times a week) each during the baseline phase(A), the intervention phase(B), the follow up phase(A). During the baseline phase and the follow up phase performed general aquatic therapy, the intervention phase additional performed walking activity on ramp in pool (60m). Surface electromyogram, Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, ACTIVLIM were used as outcome. During the intervention phase, there were decrease on the activity of the quadriceps. In modified TUG test, gait time reduced during the intervention phase. The ACTIVLIM logit score increased during intervention phase by comparison with the baseline phase. These findings suggest that an aquatic ramp walking exercise activities have the therapeutic possibility on the quadriceps activity and gait ability for child with SMA type II.
 Keywords
spinal muscular atrophy;aquatic ramp walking exercise;quadriceps;gait;activities of daily living;
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Korean
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