Effects of quadriceps femoris muscle strengthening on crouch gait in children with spastic diplegia.

@article{Damiano1995EffectsOQ,
  title={Effects of quadriceps femoris muscle strengthening on crouch gait in children with spastic diplegia.},
  author={Diane L. Damiano and Lauren E Kelly and C L Vaughn},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={1995},
  volume={75 8},
  pages={658-67; discussion 668-71}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Despite evidence of weakness in children with cerebral palsy, the use of strength training in this population remains controversial. SUBJECTS Fourteen children with spastic diplegia, ranging in age from 6 to 14 years (X = 9.1, SD = 2.5), participated in a bilateral quadriceps femoris muscle strengthening program. METHODS The children exercised three times per week for 6 weeks using ankle weights at loads of approximately 65% of each child's maximum isotonic force… CONTINUE READING
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