International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part A (2019)
Problem based exercise program in infant with agenesis of corpus callosum: A single case study
Dr. Ritu Lomte and Dr. Nilashri Naik
Introduction: The corpus callosum is the major neuronal fiber tract which connects two hemispheres of the brain. Agenesis of corpus callosum is amongst the most common brain abnormalities observed in humans. Its probable prevalence being 3-7 per 1000 birth.4 children diagnosed with agenesis of corpus callosum primarily have motor developmental delay.
Materials and Methods: During evaluation lower limb muscle tightness was noted and for that popliteal angle and adductor angle were measured. Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM-88) was used to evaluate gross milestones development. After the baseline assessment problem based intervention was given for 45 minutes for 5 days in a week. After 6 months post intervention reassessment was done.
Result: After intervention, there was increase in both right and left popliteal angles and adductor angle thus reduction in muscle tightness. GMFM- 88 scores were also increased for dimension A, B and C those are lying and rolling, sitting, crawling and kneeling. Also there was significant improvement in total GMFM-88 scores.
Conclusion: Problem based exercise intervention is effective in treating a child with agenesis of corpus callosum having delayed milestones and muscle tightness.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ritu Lomte and Dr. Nilashri Naik. Problem based exercise program in infant with agenesis of corpus callosum: A single case study. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(4): 25-27.