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Galileo Research Fact Sheet #13: Can intense Galileo Therapy improve the walking distance in CP patients?

20.04.2020

One of the best-known centers world-wide which uses Galileo Therapy very effectively to help children especially with Cerebal Plasy (CP) is Uni-Fit Reha and its project “Back on your feet” at the University of Cologne. The group of Prof. Schoenau is one of the leading groups worldwide using Galileo Therapy in children with neuro-muscular diseases. But also in other countries there are many centers using Galileo Therapy. One of them is the group of Prof. Munns of the University of Sydney, Australia. In this case they cooperated with the group of Hoffman in Auckland, New Zeeland and showed interesting results in older CP patients. Usually it is quite difficult to show increases in muscle function in this patient group. Munns however could show that intense Galileo Therapy at 20Hz over 20 weeks can result in significant improvements in gait distance especially in patients with low motor function (Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) Level III) by 35% in average. Also muscle muss and bone mass could be improved. The study shows what Galileo Therapy can achieve in a comparably short amount of time. Especially this improvement in muscle mass and muscle power (in addition to classic therapy approaches also an intense training component similar to those of athletes) is one of the reasons why Galileo Therapy can make classic therapy concepts even more effective. Kids Therapy - CP (Cerebral Palsey)  
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Product groups: Galileo® Therapy Systems
Topics: Muscle-Bone Relation, Concept Diagnostics & Therapy, Training & Study Support, Therapy & Prevention with Galileo®