The influence of short term, intensive hippotherapy on gait in children with cerebral palsy

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dc.contributor.author Honkavaara, Markku
dc.contributor.author Rintala, Pauli
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-30T09:27:22Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-30T09:27:22Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Honkavaara, M., & Rintala, P. (2010). The influence of short term, intensive hippotherapy on gait in children with cerebral palsy. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 3 (2), 29-36. Retrieved from http://www.eufapa.eu/index.php/european-journal-of-apa/back-issues.html
dc.identifier.issn 1803-3857
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/40122
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of short term hippotherapy on functional gait changes in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Participants were two boys (ages 12 and 13) with spastic diplegia and a girl (14 yrs) with athetoid CP. Single-subject (ABA) design was used to determine quantitative changes in functional gait parameters (velocity, stride length, and cadence) following three weeks of hippotherapy. The two boys demonstrated improvement in stride length and gait velocity without sustained improvement in cadence. There was increase in stride length and cadence, but most noticeable improvements in velocity for the girl. The results indicated that it is possible that short-term hippotherapy may improve functional gait in children with cerebral palsy. fi
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity
dc.relation.uri http://www.eufapa.eu/index.php/european-journal-of-apa/back-issues.html
dc.rights © European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity. This is an open access article published under Creative Commons License.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/
dc.subject.other CP fi
dc.subject.other ratsastusterapia fi
dc.subject.other kävely fi
dc.subject.other lapset fi
dc.subject.other hippotherapy en
dc.subject.other gait en
dc.subject.other children en
dc.title The influence of short term, intensive hippotherapy on gait in children with cerebral palsy
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201210302814
dc.subject.kota 315
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Sport Sciences en
dc.contributor.laitos Liikuntakasvatuksen laitos fi
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
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eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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