Gait initiation in children with cerebral palsy.

@article{Stackhouse2007GaitII,
  title={Gait initiation in children with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Carrie Laughton Stackhouse and Patricia A. Shewokis and S. Rowland Pierce and Brian T. Smith and James Joseph McCarthy and Carole A. Tucker},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          301-8
        }
}
The task of gait initiation (GI), or taking a first step from a static standing position requires the development of forward momentum while maintaining dynamic balance as the body's center of mass (COM) moves forward and outside the base of support. The dynamics of GI in children (aged 7-12 years) with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP), diplegic CP and children with typical development (TD) were compared to characterize the mechanics and control of this task. Ground reaction forces (GRFs) and… CONTINUE READING
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