The effect of a running training intervention on ankle power generation in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: A randomized controlled trial
A Chappell, GT Allison, G Williams, N Gibson, S Morris
CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents with cerebral palsy who are classified as Gross Motor Function Classification Scale level I or II are usually able to run but lack ankle power generation for push-off. The aim of this study was to analyze the efficacy of a running training program in improving ankle power generation in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial compared kinematic and spatiotemporal data collected during running from 38 children and adolescents with unilateral or bilateral cerebral palsy before and after a 12-week running program. Normalized speed, stride length, cadence, foot strike pattern, peak ankle power generation, peak hi..View full abstract
Awarded by Perth Children's Hospital Foundation Grant, Australia
This study was supported by a Non-Government Centre Support Grant, Australia and Perth Children's Hospital Foundation Grant, Australia, ID 9632. Annie Chappell is the recipient of an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.