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Hippotherapy Improves Motor Function in Cerebral Palsy Children vs Conventional Therapy or Placebo

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September 2020

Hippotherapy Improves Motor Function in Cerebral Palsy Children vs Conventional Therapy or Placebo

Vol: 9| Issue: 9| Number:17| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

The Effectiveness of Hippotherapy to Recover Gross Motor Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Children (Basel). 2020 Aug 19;7(9):E106

Contributing Authors:
L Guindos-Sanchez D Lucena-Anton I Carmona-Barrientos JA Moral-Munoz A Salazar

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Synopsis

A total of 10 studies with 451 patients were included in this meta-analysis comparing hippotherapy to conventional therapy or placebo in children with cerebral palsy for the improvement of motor function. The outcomes of interest included Gross Motor Function Measure-66 (GMFM-66), Gross Motor Function Measure-88 (GMFM-88), and GMFM-88 dimensions A,B,C,D, and E. The pooled results revealed that poo...

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