Journal article

Propulsion strategy in running in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy

A Chappell, N Gibson, G Williams, GT Allison, S Morris

GAIT & POSTURE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Running is a fundamental movement skill important for participation in physical activity. Children with cerebral palsy (CP) who are classified at Gross Motor Function Classification Scale (GMFCS) level I and II are able to run but may be limited by neuromuscular impairments. RESEARCH QUESTION: To describe the propulsion strategy (PS) during running of children and adolescents with CP. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used kinematic and kinetic data collected during running from 40 children and adolescents with unilateral or bilateral CP and 21 typically developing (TD) children. Maximum speed, peak ankle power generation (A2), peak hip flexor power generation in swing (H3) and..

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