Terapia acuática en niños con parálisis cerebral

logo Cincinnati HospitalOs dejo un nuevo “BESts” sobre la terapia acuática en niños con paralisis cerebral infantil, os dejo el pdf completo  y un pequeño resumen en inglés, son términos sencillos, pero si no, siempre podéis usar el traductor del blog.

Clinical\ Question 
P (population/problem) Among children ages 0-12 years diagnosed with hemiplegic cerebral palsy
I (intervention) does aquatic therapy
C (comparison)
O (outcome) improve function and/or decrease impairment?

Target Population: Children diagnosed with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, age 0-12 years.

 Exclusion criteria: Children with a diagnosis of hemiplegia that does not also have a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Children with significant cognitive delay who are unable to follow multi-step directions or to comply with recommendations. Children not ambulatory by age 3.


  1. It is recommended that aquatic therapy intervention be considered for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy who demonstrate neurological and/or musculoskeletal impairments (Getz 2006 [1a], Hutzler 1998 [2b], Yaggie 2002 [5], Thorpe 2000 [5], Ruoti 1997 [5], Local Consensus [5]). 
  2. It is recommended that aquatic therapy interventions be used with children with cerebral palsy who demonstrate endurance or energy deficits and who have goals related to improving those deficits (Hutzler 1998 [2b], Local Consensus [5]). 
  3. There is insufficient evidence and a lack of consensus to make recommendations on the duration, frequency, intensity or strategy (theoretical model) used for aquatic therapy intervention. 
  4. It is recommended that clinicians receive specialized training in aquatic therapy interventions prior to providing this to patients (Sova 2000 [5], Local Consensus [5]).

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