The effect of simulating weight gain on the energy cost of walking in unimpaired children and children with cerebral palsy.

@article{Plasschaert2008TheEO,
  title={The effect of simulating weight gain on the energy cost of walking in unimpaired children and children with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Frank S Plasschaert and Kim Jones and Malcolm Forward},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={89 12},
  pages={2302-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of simulating weight gain on the energy cost of walking in children with cerebral palsy (CP) compared with unimpaired children. DESIGN Repeated measures, matched subjects, controlled. SETTING University hospital clinical gait and movement analysis laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Children (n=42) with CP and unimpaired children (n=42). INTERVENTIONS Addition of 10% of body mass in weight belt. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Energy cost of walking parameters consisting of… CONTINUE READING

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