Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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