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Assessment of motor development in children with postural asymmetry and the application of neurodevelopmental-based improvement methods

Roksana Ewa Malak1, Patrycja Torzyńska1, Joanna Żółkiewska2, Monika Matecka3, Włodzimierz Samborski1

Abstract

Postural asymmetry (PA) may occur in infancy and is a diagnosis with a wide range of signs. The motor development of fifty PA children aged 0-18 months was investigated based on the use of the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS). Additional assessment was made to determine the head shape and sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) tone. The children underwent physiotherapy using neurodevelopmental-based improvement methods. This study aims to examine the relationship between PA and motor development in children and between the effects of therapy and the time of initiation and duration of rehabilitation. Postural asymmetry affects the course of a child’s motor development. Therefore, early detection of developmental delays in a child is important, especially in terms of enabling early intervention and undertaking therapeutic measures.

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