Quantifying the velocity-dependent muscle response during gait of children with Cerebral Palsy.
Oren Tirosh, Erich Rutz
Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology | Elsevier BV | Published : 2019
A new method is introduced quantifying the velocity-dependent muscle response during gait in spastic muscles of children with Cerebral Palsy. The velocity-dependent muscle activation Index is calculated during a 3-dimensional gait analysis using segment angular velocity and the Instantaneous Mean Frequency calculated from surface electromyography. Typical developed children (n = 11) and children with hemiplegia (n = 11) aging from 8 to 19 years participated in the study. The rectus femoris and the medial gastrocnemius were assessed by calculating the velocity dependent muscle activation Index and the modified Ashworth Scale. Greater velocity-dependent muscle activation Index values for both ..View full abstract