Cerebral palsy refers to a permanent posture and movement disorder caused by defects or lesions of the immature brain, which can occur in prenatal age or in early childhood.
This pathology has a wide and different symptomatology with an incidence among 1,5 and 2,5 cases per 1,000 children born. The average increases in developing countries where the incidence is of 7 cases per 1,000 children born.
Unfortunately, there are no specific treatments and we therefore come across a very complex rehabilitation process. Complexity determined not only by the young age of subjects, who often are uncooperative, but also by the specific characteristics of the pathology for which it is not easy to choose an ad hoc treatment. In this scenario water therapy is inserted. It represents an innovative method to involve the young patient who, into the water, is unburdened from the 75% of his weight and can easily execute the proposed exercises, carrying it out them with greater effectiveness thanks to the resistence to movement due to water.
Water therapy in fact motivates and involves the patient, allowing a good muscle rehabilitation as the buoyancy reduces the force on the joint, making the movements less difficult and painful and, in the same time, more effective thanks to the resistence of water.
FREEEMG 1000 H20 can be used to understand how to make water therapy specific and what progress the young patient is reaching. It represents an easy and immediate measurement tool that allows monitoring the muscle activity in the water (that is different from the one outside it), giving the opportunity to customize the exercise and to evalutate the effectiveness of the proposed treatment thanks to the automatic report.