Changes in gross motor function in patients with cerebral palsy during treatment by the Intensive Neurophysiological Rehabilitation System (the Kozyavkin Method)

Background and aim: Changes in gross motor function during the course of intensive neurophysiological rehabilitation were studied in 61 patients, aged 2-15 years, with spastic forms of cerebral palsy.
Methods: All patients were examined before and at the end of a two-week course of treatment, using the Gross Motor Function Measurement GMFM – 66 item set test to calculate the scores of motor development.
Results: Statistical analysis indicated a significant increase in the level of motor development of children after treatment from 45.1 to 47.6 (p> 0.01). The most significant progress was noted in patients at level II of the Gross Motor Function Classification System. The score of motor development increased from 66.2 to 69.6 with a difference of 3.42 points (p <0.01).
Conclusions: The results suggest the effectiveness of the Kozyavkin Method (Intensive Neurophysiological Rehabilitation System) for the improvement of gross motor functions in patients with cerebral palsy. Further studies and blinded randomized clinical trials are needed according to the requirements of evidence-based medicine.

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