Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a perinatal disorder that is idiopathic in nature. As a consequence of growth this abnormality can progressively lead to secondary deficits such as bony deformities, muscle contractures, and gait abnormalities.  Although majority of the research in CP have been focused on children [1,2,3], there is a need to evaluate CP in adults so as to understand what changes occur with respect to their ambulation and joint mobility as they go about performing functional activities of daily living. Within our laboratory, a low cost two dimensional augmented video based portable system has been developed which can be used to evaluate CP gait as well as provide functional outcome measures that have strong clinical significance useful to clinicians and the allied health professionals. Indeed, there is still a dearth of knowledge with respect to how CP adults respond to functional activities of daily living. For that reason, it is necessary to design studies that can evaluate purposeful parameters leading to restoration of normal function and ability that describe functional deficits in response to routine activities of daily living. Therefore, the purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate a prescribed physiotherapy program designed for a cerebral palsy patient with mild walking difficulties.
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||ISB 2015, XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics - Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 12 Jul 2015 → 16 Jul 2015
|Conference||ISB 2015, XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics|
|Period||12/07/15 → 16/07/15|