Robotic-assisted treadmill therapy improves walking and standing performance in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy.

@article{Borggraefe2010RoboticassistedTT,
  title={Robotic-assisted treadmill therapy improves walking and standing performance in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Ingo Borggraefe and Jan Simon Schaefer and Mirjam Klaiber and Edward Dabrowski and Corinne Ammann-Reiffer and Beat Knecht and Steffen Berweck and Florian R. Heinen and Andreas Meyer-Heim},
  journal={European journal of paediatric neurology : EJPN : official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={496-502}
}
OBJECTIVE Task-specific body-weight-supported treadmill therapy improves walking performance in children with central gait impairment. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of robotic-assisted treadmill therapy on standing and walking performance in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy and to determine parameters influencing outcome. METHODS 20 Patients (mean age 11.0 ± 5.1, 10 males and 10 females) with cerebral palsy underwent 12 sessions of robotic-assisted treadmill… CONTINUE READING