Gross Motor Outcomes After Dynamic Weight-Bearing in 2 Children With Trunk Hypotonia: A Case Series
Children with trunk hypotonia may have limited ability to maintain an upright weight-bearing position, resulting in decreased postural control and a delay in achieving gross motor milestones.Purpose:
The purpose of this case series is to report the effect of a home-based dynamic standing program on postural control and gross motor activity in 2 children with trunk hypotonia.Descriptions:
Child 1 (aged 24 months, Gross Motor Function Classification Scale Level IV) and Child 2 (aged 21 months, Gross Motor Function Classification Scale Level V) participated in a standing program using the Upsee harness at home 3 days per week for 12 weeks.Outcomes:
Both children improved their gross motor function, and Child 1 demonstrated improved trunk control in sitting.What this case adds:
The use of the Upsee harness was an effective intervention for these children with trunk hypotonia to achieve weight-bearing and improve gross motor abilities.