Muscle Activity With the Use of Ankle Foot Orthoses in Cerebral Palsy
The purpose of this study is to investigate the change in muscle activity during gait with the use of ankle foot orthoses in children diagnosed with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Muscle Activity With the Use of Ankle Foot Orthoses in Cerebral Palsy|
|Study Start Date:||September 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2007|
A small group of children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy is investigated by 3D instrumented gait analysis. Muscle activity is measured by surface electromyography (sEMG) of selected lower limb muscle groups. Kinematic, Kinetic, and sEMG data are compared between both lower limbs walking with and without an ankle foot orthosis. Data are also compared with those of an healthy control group.
|Laboratory for Movement Analysis|
|Basel, BS, Switzerland, CH-4055|
|Study Director:||Reinald Brunner, Prof.Dr.med.||University Children's Hospital Basel|
|Principal Investigator:||Jacqueline Romkes, M.Sc.||University Children's Hospital Basel|