Promotion of physical fitness and prevention of secondary conditions for children with cerebral palsy: section on pediatrics research summit proceedings.

@article{Fowler2007PromotionOP,
  title={Promotion of physical fitness and prevention of secondary conditions for children with cerebral palsy: section on pediatrics research summit proceedings.},
  author={Eileen G. Fowler and Thubi H. A. Kolobe and Diane L. Damiano and Deborah Ellen Thorpe and Don W. Morgan and Janice E. Brunstrom and Wendy Jane Coster and R. Candlish Henderson and Kenneth H. Pitetti and James H Rimmer and Jessica Rose and Richard D Stevenson},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={87 11},
  pages={
          1495-510
        }
}
Inadequate physical fitness is a major problem affecting the function and health of children with cerebral palsy (CP). Lack of optimal physical activity may contribute to the development of secondary conditions associated with CP such as chronic pain, fatigue, and osteoporosis. The purpose of this article is to highlight the content and recommendations of a Pediatrics Research Summit developed to foster collaborative research in this area. Two components of physical fitness-muscle strength and… CONTINUE READING

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