Activity-based therapy in infants with spinal cord injury, the impact on standing, quality of life and health

  • Laskaridou K
  • Pneumaticos S
Keywords: activity- based therapy, spinal cord injury, infants, standing, quality of life


Spinal cord-related injury treatment has been massively revamped recently by the principles of neuroplasticity, a fundamental principle of ABT which includes five practices such as: weight-bearing activities, FES, task-specific practice, massed practice, and locomotive training.
This study explores the state of activity-based therapy for different classes of people ranging from adults to infants and its impact on standing, quality of life and health. Herein, activity-based therapies will be explored alongside how they affect the condition of infant spinal cord injury later in life and also where clinicians and researchers should focus to improve protocols at this age.


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Author Biographies

Laskaridou K

Postgraduate Training Program, 3rd Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, KAT General Hospital of Athens, Greece.

Pneumaticos S

Postgraduate Training Program, 3rd Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, KAT General Hospital of Athens, Greece.
3rd Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, KAT Hospital, Athens, Greece.


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