- 関西理学療法 (ISSN:13469606)
- vol.3, pp.139-144, 2003 (Released:2005-04-12)
Lateral shift of the center of gravity for the treatment of cerebral angiopathic paralysis was investigated. These patients show increased tension in the dorsolumbar muscles on the paralyzed side, and have difficulty in shifting their weight toward the paralyzed side. Prior to the restoration of standing and walking motions, it is necessary to improve the sitting posture. In this study, we treated cerebral angiopathic paralysis by 2 lateral methods of shifting the center of gravity by inducing movement of the trunk alone and simultaneous movements of the trunk, pelvis and lower limbs. The effects of the treatment by these methods were evaluated with muscle integration values and observation of the posture of the patients. The muscular activity pattern of the muscles in the trunk became closer to normal, and posture and motion were improved when movements of the trunk, pelvis and lower limbs were simultaneously induced. It was suggested that simultaneous induction of the trunk, pelvis and lower limbs was important for treatment based on lateral shift of the center of gravity.