The effects of tandem skiing on posture and heart rate in children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities

Degache, Francis (HESAV School of Health Sciences, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland ; Institute of Sport Sciences University of Lausanne (ISSUL), University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Bonjour, Allan (HESAV School of Health Sciences, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland ; Institute of Sport Sciences University of Lausanne (ISSUL), University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Michaud, Diane (HESAV School of Health Sciences, HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland ; Institute of Sport Sciences University of Lausanne (ISSUL), University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Mondada, L. (Institute of Sport Sciences University of Lausanne (ISSUL), University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland) ; Newman, Christopher J. (Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Unit, Lausanne University Hospital,Lausanne, Switzerland)

Purpose: The objective of study was to determine the effect of tandem ski (TS) activity on postural control and cardiac activity in children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMDs). Method: Twenty children with PIMD and 20 age-matched controls (typically developed (TD) children) participated. Body segment movements were measured with inertial sensors (Physilog®) placed on the head, C7, trunk (including ECG) and pelvis with a seat reference. Each participant was measured during a 12-turn slalom pattern. Results: In each group, significant differences were observed between the head vs. trunk and head vs. pelvis angular speeds (p<0.001). In both groups, heart rate differed significantly during rest (PIMD 99 bpm, TD 97 bpm), exercise (PIMD 140 bpm, TD 139 bpm; rest vs. exercise p<0.001) and recovery (PIMD 101 bpm, TD 107 bpm; exercise vs. recovery p<0.001). Conclusions: In children with PIMD, TS elicits active postural control associated with cardiac activities similar to that of the controls.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Santé
Branch:
Physiothérapie
School:
HESAV
Institute:
Unité de recherche en santé, HESAV
Subject(s):
Santé
Date:
2019-04
Pagination:
7 p.
Published in:
Developmental neurorehabilitation
Numeration (vol. no.):
2019, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 234-239
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ISSN:
1751-8423
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