Authors

1 Department of Physical Education, Tabriz branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

2 Assist. Prof., Department of Physical Education, Tabriz branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

Abstract

Background: Today, due to the increase in the number of children with Multiple sclerosis (MS) compared to previous years and the difference in severity of the disease in each child, new methods and appropriate exercises are required to help them have a better life. Therefore, the main purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of braitonic and Yoga exercises and rhythmic movements on the perceptual and motor skills of children with MS.
Methods: The present study was a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental applied research. The study sample included 45 MS children referring to Qazvin Pishgaman Rehabilitation Center, who were selected voluntarily. To evaluate the conditions of the participants before and after the intervention, a short form of the Bruininks-Oseretsky motor proficiency test (BOMP), consisting of eight components of sprinting and agility, balance, two-way coordination, strength, response speed, visual-motor control, upper limb speed and agility, and upper limb coordination tests was used.
Results: Braitonic and Yoga exercises had a positive and significant effect on increasing the level of perceptual and motor skills (static balance, dynamic balance, strength, speed, accuracy and coordination) of children with MS (p>0.05). The effect of braitonic exercises on increasing the perceptual motor skills of children with MS was greater than that of the Yoga exercises (p>0.05).
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, it is possible to increase the perceptual-motor skills among MS children with very simple, low-cost and joyful methods

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