Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Robotic Therapy and Cerebral Palsy

Heard about this from @pediastaff on Twitter. Watch this news story about what Shriner's Hospital is doing with children who have cerebral palsy.

2 comments:

therextras said...

Looks good to me. I'm all for body-weight-supported treadmill walking. I'm of the (rare?) opinion that it does not need study - it.is.exercise with the latest greatest technology supporting the person.

Barbara

Your Therapy Source Inc said...

Barbara,
I think everything in the OT/PT world could use more research to back up what we do each day. In this case though, there is research on the benefits of supported treadmill walking in children with various diagnoses. I know we are not supposed to do this, but in my opinion you can infer (or assume)that the benefits would be greater with the consistency of the robotic therapy. Any thoughts?
Margaret