Severity and distribution of spasticity does not limit mobility or influence compensatory strategies following traumatic brain injury
Gavin Williams, Megan Banky, John Olver
Brain Injury | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the severity of lower limb spasticity had a differential effect on mobility following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to investigate whether the distribution of lower limb spasticity influenced compensation strategies when walking. RESEARCH DESIGN: Ninety-three people attending physiotherapy for mobility limitations following TBI participated in this study. Participants were grouped according to the presence and distribution of lower limb spasticity for comparison. MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS: Mobility was measured using a 10-metre walk test and the high level mobility assessment tool. Three dimensional gait analysis was used to measure power generatio..View full abstract
The authors report no conflicts of interest and no commercial interest related to this project. This project was supported by grants from the Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative and Royal Automobile Club Victoria.