Aquatic Therapy Strength Training Benefits for the Leg Strength of Children with Cerebral Palsy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/579478
Title:
Aquatic Therapy Strength Training Benefits for the Leg Strength of Children with Cerebral Palsy
Authors:
Quick, Elizabeth
Abstract:
The purpose of this thesis is to track the aspects and results of applying aquatic therapy strength training exercises to children with cerebral palsy and determine whether or not the therapy is beneficial for leg strengthening in comparison to a usual physical therapy clinical setting. The experiment was carried out twice a week, for 12 weeks. Two groups of six children with cerebral palsy participated in the experiment, in which they were administered leg strengthening exercises. The control group was administered a set of exercises in a normal physical therapy clinical environment. The experimental group was administered a similar set of exercises in an aquatic therapy setting. The results showed no statistically significant data supporting that aquatic therapy leg strengthening exercises benefited the children more than the usual physical therapy leg strengthening exercises did. The results did however suggest that aquatic therapy is similarly effective to usual physical therapy in improving the leg strength of children with cerebral palsy.
Affiliation:
Department of Biological Sciences
Issue Date:
May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/579478
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Spring; 2015
Appears in Collections:
Honors Program Theses

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorQuick, Elizabethen
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-07T20:37:14Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-07T20:37:14Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/579478en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to track the aspects and results of applying aquatic therapy strength training exercises to children with cerebral palsy and determine whether or not the therapy is beneficial for leg strengthening in comparison to a usual physical therapy clinical setting. The experiment was carried out twice a week, for 12 weeks. Two groups of six children with cerebral palsy participated in the experiment, in which they were administered leg strengthening exercises. The control group was administered a set of exercises in a normal physical therapy clinical environment. The experimental group was administered a similar set of exercises in an aquatic therapy setting. The results showed no statistically significant data supporting that aquatic therapy leg strengthening exercises benefited the children more than the usual physical therapy leg strengthening exercises did. The results did however suggest that aquatic therapy is similarly effective to usual physical therapy in improving the leg strength of children with cerebral palsy.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpringen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2015en
dc.rightsCopyright protected. Unauthorized reproduction or use beyond the exceptions granted by the Fair Use clause of U.S. Copyright law may violate federal law.en
dc.subjectExercise Therapyen
dc.subjectCerebral Palsyen
dc.subjectControl Groupsen
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.titleAquatic Therapy Strength Training Benefits for the Leg Strength of Children with Cerebral Palsyen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biological Sciencesen
dc.description.advisorChong, Raymonden
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