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Efficacy of Neurophysiotherapy On Functional Mobility In A Child With Nbia Pkan Disease
Introduction: Neurodegeneration with pantothenate kinase (PKAN) is a progressive neurological disorder and the most common form of neurodegeneration with iron accumulation (NBIA) in the basal ganglia. The clinical picture in children with NBIA PKAN is heterogeneous and includes progressive extrapyramidal disorders such as dystonia, dyskinesia, rigidity, choreoathetosis, etc .. Method: We conducted a case study and used the mixed methods research paradigm. The main purpose was to evaluate the short-term effectiveness of an intensive neurophysiotherapy program (NDT, in function-oriented exercise, etc.) on functional mobility. Results: Based on the analysis of the quantitative results, we can conclude that the neurophysiotherapy program has a positive effect on the results of the timed get up and go test containing elements of balance and mobility. Based on the qualitative results, we find that it has improved stability when walking shorter distances, and the number of falls has also decreased. Conclusions: The existing case study provides us with clinically relevant information on the functional progress of a girl with NBIA PKAN disease when she received an intensive neurophysiotherapy program.