Endurance and gait in children with cerebral palsy after intensive body weight-supported treadmill training.

@article{Provost2007EnduranceAG,
  title={Endurance and gait in children with cerebral palsy after intensive body weight-supported treadmill training.},
  author={Beth Provost and Kathy Dieruf and Patricia A Burtner and John P. Phillips and Ann Bernitsky-Beddingfield and Katherine J. Sullivan and Chantel A Bowen and Lesley Toser},
  journal={Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={2-10}
}
PURPOSE This study was designed to investigate changes in endurance, functional gait, and balance after intensive body weight-supported treadmill training in children with CP who were ambulatory. METHODS Six school-aged children with CP (four boys, two girls; age range: six to 14 years) participated in an intensive program of body weight-supported treadmill training 30 minutes twice daily for two weeks. RESULTS Statistically significant improvement in walking velocity and energy expenditure… CONTINUE READING