Effect of an equine-movement therapy program on gait, energy expenditure, and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy: a pilot study.

@article{McGibbon1998EffectOA,
  title={Effect of an equine-movement therapy program on gait, energy expenditure, and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy: a pilot study.},
  author={Nancy H McGibbon and Christopher Andrade and Glenn Widener and Holly Lea Cintas},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={754-62}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of an 8-week program of hippotherapy on energy expenditure during walking; on the gait dimensions of stride length, velocity, and cadence; and on performance on the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) in five children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). A repeated-measures within-subjects design was used consisting of two baseline measurements taken 8 weeks apart, followed by an 8-week intervention period, then a posttest. After hippotherapy… CONTINUE READING

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