Development of Postural Responses During Standing in Healthy Children and Children with Spastic Diplegia

@article{Woollacott1998DevelopmentOP,
  title={Development of Postural Responses During Standing in Healthy Children and Children with Spastic Diplegia},
  author={Marjorie Hines Woollacott and Patricia A. Burtner and Jr Jensen and Joanna Jasiewicz and Heidi Sveistrup},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={1998},
  volume={22},
  pages={583-589}
}
Studies on the development of balance control show a clear developmental progression of the emergence of organized muscle response patterns, with tonic background muscle activity decreasing and phasic bursts of activity emerging in all three agonist muscles in a synergic group (gastrocnemius-hamstrings-trunk extensors or tibialis anterior-quadriceps-abdominals) just prior to the onset of independent stance. The rudimentary ability to adapt postural responses to changing task conditions is… CONTINUE READING
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