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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Equotherapy Intervention In The Static Balance In A Child With Down Syndrome [intervenção Da Equoterapia No Equilíbrio Estático De Criança Com Síndrome De Down]
Author: Meneghetti C.H.Z.
Da Silva Porto C.H.
Iwabe C.
Poletti S.
Abstract: Objective. Verify the influence of hippotherapy in the static balance of one child with Down syndrome. Method. It was done a study of case in one child with Down syndrome, male, nine years old. The subject was filmed in anterior (frontal view) and profile (sagittal view) views in these two conditions: with and without vision. During the video takes with the eyes closed, it was used a swimming goggle completely sealed, with the purpose of not allowing the subject to have any visual information. The selected pictures were quantified by Computerized Biophotogrammetry, which served as angular reference to verify body's oscillations in the static balance. It was done 16 hippotherapy sessions, once a week, using equitation techniques and equestrians activities, to provide physical, psychological, educational and social benefits. Results. The degrees of oscillation evaluated before and after the hippotherapy intervention showed lower values in the frontal and sagittal views. Conclusion. This study showed that the intervention with hippotherapy provided improvement in the static balance in this child with Down syndrome.
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Date Issue: 2009
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