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Submitted: 01 August 2019 Modified: 13 August 2019
HERDIN Record #: 103096-19073116023184

AQUATIC THERAPY: AN ADJUNCT TO INCREASE PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING OF A CHILD WITH CEREBRAL PALSY.

Glady Reich M. De Castro,
Marinella P.  Gonzales,
Angelika R. Tan

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The study was done to determine the effectiveness of aquatic therapy as an adjunct in increasing activities of daily living of a child with cerebral palsy. An aquatic therapy was conducted twice a week for six weeks under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist for a child who is medically diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (quadriplegia, hemiplegia, and diplegic). WeeFims assessment tool was used t gather data before and after the treatment session. A 5 minute observation before, during (6th sessions), and t the end of the treatment was also conducted. Result showed significant changes, evident for self care specifically in improving bathing skills, feeding skills, and dressing skills of each child.Aquatic therapy can increase a child with cerebral palsy's participation during activities of daily living. Increasing a number of participant and aquatic therapy session which would provide the study a more significant outcome is recommended.

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
BS
Specialization
Department of Occupational Therapy
Publication Date
May 2019
LocationLocation CodeAvailable FormatAvailability
UPH-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University/Medical Center OT417 Abstract
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