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Effectiveness of A Contemporary Neuro Developmental Treatment In Combination With Intensive Therasuit Therapy On Functional Skills In A Person With Atactic Cerebral Palsy and Traumatic Injury-Rupture of The Anterior Cruciate and Medial Collateral Knee Lig
Introduction:The atactic form of cerebral palsy (CP) is characterized by abnormal movement patterns and posture, as well as loss of proper muscle coordination, which can lead to additional ligament injuries as well as impairments in body structure and function. Therefore, the neurophysiotherapeutic program must be individually tailored. There are no studies in the databases to examine the efficacy of the Therasuit method in combination with NDT on muscle strength and ataxia in individuals with ataxia and ligament injury of the knee joint (ACL, MCL). Methods: In the case study, we used the mixed methods design, more specifically the convergence model of triangulation, and investigated the short-term effectiveness of the intensive Therasuit method on reducing ataxia, improving lower extremity muscle strength, balance, coordination and endurance in a person with ataxia and injury of ACL and MCL. In the quantitative part of the case study, we performed an analysis of the quantitative data of the functional tests used in the subject. In the qualitative part of the case study, we conducted a semi-structured interview with the physiotherapist of the subject with special neurophysiotherapy skills. Results: Based on the analysis of the results, we find that the intensive Therasuit method improved muscle strength and endurance of the core muscles and lower extremities muscles of a woman with ataxia and rupture of ACL and MCL, which resulted in better balance and reduced ataxia. Coclusions: Based on the analysis of mixed methods results, we find that there has been an improvement in knee function.