Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Analysis of Children With Cerebral Palsy Using Anterior WalkersBy Baker, Kelly M., MS; Lu, Lucy; Reiners, Kathy; Hassani, Sahar, MS; Ackman, Jeffrey D., MD; Schwab, Jeffrey P., MD; Harris, Gerald F., PhD, PE; RESNA 28th International Annual Conference 2005: Atlanta, Georgia,
Publication Date: 2005
Study conducted to evaluate upper extremity motion among 20 children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy who use anterior walkers for ambulation. The study was conducted at two institutions: (1) Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago, Illinois and (2) the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. The participants visited one of these two sites first for an initial screening, and then for a testing visit. The participants were given one month between visits in order to acclimate themselves to their anterior walker. During the second visit, the participants underwent gait analysis via Vicon motion analysis system and a physical examination, which involved a heart rate monitor test, as well as the Gross Motor Function Measure. Statistics and qualitative results are presented in table format and discussed. This paper was presented at the 2005 annual conference of RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and AT Society of North America and is available on CD-ROM.
Assistive Products Discussed: EMG ANALYZER (MODEL MA-300-6, MA300-10, & MA300-16)
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O16203