Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
ISSN-L : 0915-5287
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Abnormal sitting pressures of hemiplegic cerebral palsy children on a school chair
In-Hee LeeSang-young Park
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2015 Volume 27 Issue 2 Pages 499-500


[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in symmetry of sitting posture between typical developmental (TD) children and hemi-cerebral palsy (CP) children. [Subjects and Methods] A school chair mounted on a force platform was used to assess the quiet-sitting pressure distribution of 10 TD and 10 CP children. [Results] The symmetry index of the TD children was significantly closer to zero than that of the CP children irrespective of the latter group’s hemiparetic side. [Conclusions] Sitting posture on school chairs of CP children was more asymmetrical than that of TD children.

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