Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

Global postural evaluation and motor treatment in the subject with Down Syndrome: Clinical case reports

Giuseppe Di Fabrizio, Maria Chiara Parisi, Caterina Crescimanno, Francesca Orofino, Marzia Frattalemi, Omar Gaetano Maria Mingrino

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2021.16.Proc3.11jhse.2021.16.Proc3.11

Abstract

The aim of the study was to evaluate postural tonic changes and the motor difficulties of the subjects examined were taken into account. For the study, 10 subjects with Down syndrome between the ages of 17 and 38, 7 male and 3 females, were recruited, for a period of 10 month, all with different postural alterations and pathologies. Everyone three times a week performed adapted physical activity protocols; these have been customized and adapted to each individual case, taking into account not only the problems related to the syndrome, but also the emotional sphere of each of them and motor skills. The subjects were subjected a preliminary (T0) static and dynamic baropodometric tests and video-analysis and then repeated every three months (T1, T2). It’s results total and partial improvements in 85% of cases. For each subject, an individual motor treatment program has been drawn up. We can conclude in saying that motor treatment is an important method of treating paramorphisms of the lower limb even in the case of subjects with Down Syndrome that translates into prevention and mitigation of the pathologies from which they suffer, improving daily life, autonomy and quality of life.


Keywords

Down Syndrome; Paramorphisms; Postural Exercise; Rehab; Motor Rehabilitation

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