The Impacts of Hinged and Solid Ankle-Foot Orthoses on Standing and Walking in Children with Spastic Diplegia

@inproceedings{Dalvand2013TheIO,
  title={The Impacts of Hinged and Solid Ankle-Foot Orthoses on Standing and Walking in Children with Spastic Diplegia},
  author={Hamid Dalvand and Leila Dehghan and Awat Feizi and Seyed Ali Malek Hosseini and Susan Amirsalari},
  booktitle={Iranian journal of child neurology},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the impacts of hinged and solid anklefoot orthoses (AFOs) on standing and walking abilities in children with spastic diplegia. MATERIALS & METHODS In a quasi-experimental design, 30 children with spastic diplegia, aged 4-6 years were recruited. They were matched in terms of age, IQ, and level of GMFCS E&R. Children were randomly assigned into 3 groups: a hinged AFO group (n=10) plus occupational therapy (OT), a solid AFO group (n=10) plus OT… CONTINUE READING
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