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Investigation of Muscle Strength, Motor Coordination and Balance in Children with Idiopathic Toe Walking: A Case-control Study

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Author(s):
De Oliveira, Vanessa [1, 2] ; Arrebola, Lucas [1, 2] ; De Oliveira, Pedro [2] ; Yi, Liu [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Fed Univ Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Human Movement Sci, Rua Silva Jardim, 136 Vila Matias, BR-11015020 Santos, SP - Brazil
[2] Inst Med Assistance State Publ Servant IAMSPE, Phys Therapy Dept, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Developmental Neurorehabilitation; MAR 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Purpose: To compare muscle strength, ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (ROM), motor coordination and balance, between children with and without Idiopathic Toe Walking (ITW). Materials and methods: This is an observational case-control study. The primary outcome is the triceps surae muscle strength. The secondary outcomes are the anterior tibialis muscle strength, lower limb balance, motor coordination, and ankle dorsiflexion ROM. Thirty-eight children were recruited: 19 between 5 to 11 years old with ITW and 19 healthy (control). Ankle dorsiflexion ROM, triceps surae, anterior tibialis muscle strength, motor coordination, and balance were assessed. Results: Children with ITW showed reduced triceps surae strength {[}mean difference (MD): 16.2 kgf/kg{*}100; 95% confidence interval (CI) -32.72 to 0.28; p = .05], reduced anterior tibialis strength (MD: 8.5 kgf/kg{*}100; 95% CI -13.35 to -3.05; p <= 0.001), reduced ankle dorsiflexion ROM (MD: 19.6 degrees; 95% CI 15.43 to 23.77; p <= 0.001) and impaired motor coordination and balance (MD: 17.7; 95% CI -25.54 to -9.82; p <= 0.001) compared to healthy children. Conclusion: Children with Idiopathic Toe Walking, presented in this study, demonstrated triceps surae and anterior tibialis muscle strength reduction, ankle dorsiflexion ROM reduction, impaired motor coordination, and balance compared to healthy children. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/05822-2 - Effect of the plantar flexor muscles strengthening on the children gait with idiopathic equine foot: a randomized controlled clinical trial
Grantee:Liu Chiao Yi
Support type: Regular Research Grants