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Galileo Research Fact Sheet #72: Can Galileo Therapy improve bone mass and muscle function in Cerebral Palsy (CP)?


This was one of the first bigger publications about the very promising effects of the Cologne Concept of the group around Prof. Schoenau. The essential component of the Cologne Concept is 6 Months of home-based Galileo application.

To be able to provide this, the parents are trained to conduct the Galileo session with their children. For each child an individual exercise plan is created in an initial 2 week stay at the hospital. Then, over a period of 6 months, typically 10 session (3x3 minutes) per week are performed.

Just like in their other publications the group could show positive effects of Galileo Therapy not only in Cerebral Palsy (CP, #GRFS14) but also in kids with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI, #GRFS52), Spinal Muscle Atrophy (SMA, #GRFS58), Duchenne (DMD, #GRFS57) or Spina Bifida (#GRFS15). Typically, significant improvements in muscle function, mobility, gait quality and as shown here in bone density and bone mass can be shown. Therefor Galileo Therapy is a very effective and also efficient therapy approach in children with neuromuscular diseases. 

Kids Therapy - CP (Cerebral Palsy)  

Product groups: Galileo® Therapy Systems
Topics: Muscle-Bone Relation, Concept Diagnostics & Therapy, Training & Study Support, Therapy & Prevention with Galileo®