Infantile hemiplegia refers to brain injuries that occur before(pre natal) or at birth that lead to hemiplegia/ total paralysis of one side of the body, including the face, arm and leg.
It occur in infancy and is caused by a vascular accident such as cerebral infarction or thrombosis; associated with seizures.
It is a rare condition of the nervous system that usually appers in children prior to the age of 4.
1.CNS infection ( e.g encephalitis, meningitis and abscess)
Difficulty in gait and balance
Complete blood count
Blood biochemistry test
Lying on the affected side;
Lying on the unaffected side
(e) Functional Electrical stimulation
this is a modality that applied a short burst of electrical current to hemiplegic muscle or nerve. It reduces spasticity in hemiplegic patient.
(f) Conventional Gait training:
Conventional gait training has focused on part-practice of components of gait in preparation for walking. Includes