New clinical and research trends in lower extremity management for ambulatory children with cerebral palsy.

@article{Damiano2009NewCA,
  title={New clinical and research trends in lower extremity management for ambulatory children with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Diane L. Damiano and Katharine E Alter and Henry Chambers},
  journal={Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          469-91
        }
}
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most prevalent physical disability in childhood and includes a group of disorders with varying manifestations. This article focuses on current and future intervention strategies for improving mobility and participation during the lifespan for ambulatory children with CP. The provision and integration of physical therapy and medical and orthopedic surgery management focused primarily on the lower extremities are discussed here. Some of the newer trends are more intense… CONTINUE READING
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