Behavior During Tethered Kicking in Infants With Periventricular Brain Injury

Suzann K. Campbell, Whitney Cole, Kara Boynewicz, Laura A. Zawacki, April Clark, Deborah Gaebler-Spira, Raye Ann Deregnier, Maxine M. Kuroda, Dipti Kale, Michele Bulanda, Sangeetha Madhavan

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe behavior of children with periventricular brain injury (PBI) in a tethered-kicking intervention.

METHODS: Sixteen infants with PBI were randomly assigned to exercise or no-training in a longitudinal pilot study. Frequencies of leg movements and interlimb coordination were described from videos at 2 and 4 months' corrected age (CA).

RESULTS: Eight of the 13 children (62%) with longitudinal data increased the frequency of leg movements while tethered to a mobile between 2 and 4 months' CA. Movement frequency was correlated with scores on the Test of Infant Motor Performance, but no differences between experimental groups were found. Children with typical development at 12 months' CA increased the proportion of leg movements that were synchronous between 2 and 4 months, as did a child with cerebral palsy in the experimental group.

CONCLUSIONS: The tethered-kicking intervention facilitates movement in infants with PBI, but effects on development remain to be demonstrated.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages403-412
Number of pages10
JournalPediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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Brain Injuries
Leg
Child Behavior
Cerebral Palsy
Longitudinal Studies
Exercise

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Campbell, Suzann K. ; Cole, Whitney ; Boynewicz, Kara ; Zawacki, Laura A. ; Clark, April ; Gaebler-Spira, Deborah ; Deregnier, Raye Ann ; Kuroda, Maxine M. ; Kale, Dipti ; Bulanda, Michele ; Madhavan, Sangeetha. / Behavior During Tethered Kicking in Infants With Periventricular Brain Injury. In: Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association. 2015 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 403-412.
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