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Effectiveness of Contemporary Neurodevelopmental Treatment In Combination With Hippotherapy On Gross Motor Function of A Girl With Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Introduction: In the spastic form of cerebral palsy, the initial functional changes later develop into secondary structural changes that may manifest as a developmental delay in the area of gross motor skills. There are no randomized clinical studies or pilot studies published in the databases as case studies examining the efficacy of NDT in combination with hippotherapy on gross motor function in individuals with spastic CP. Methods: We performed a case study using the integration of mixed methods design, more precisely the convergent parallel mixed methods. Results: Based on the analysis of quantitative and qualitative results, we find that compared to the normal development of the child in our subject, despite the progress in gross motor function, there is a global developmental delay compared to peers without developmental disorders. Conclusions: Based on the analysis of the results, it can be argued that NDT in combination with hippotherapy has a positive impact on the development of gross motor skills.