Improving Quality of Life for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy through Treatment of Gait Impairment, Novacheck & Schwartz

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International Cerebral Palsy Function and Mobility Symposium

Product Type: Print Edition (Complete Book)

ISBN: 9781911612414

Tom F Novacheck (Editor), Michael H Schwartz (Editor)

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Edition: 1st

Publication date: October 2020

Page count: 163

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How can the quality of life of those with cerebral palsy and associated gait impairment be improved? What needs to be done to ensure real progress in research? How can evidence for interventions be improved?

The Symposium brought together world-reknowned experts with a range of viewpoints to challenge each other and answer these questions, and prevent stagnation of outcomes. This publication unites these discussions to establish a framework to guide research efforts for the future and ensure meaningful progress. Authors consider how patient goals can be given more attention and ask how we can learn more details of the underlying neurological impairments.

  • Challenges long-held assumptions to explore the current state of research, testing, and treatment.
  • Topics are unified by common formats including bulleted key points and objectives, and specific research goals to make the results more rapidly accessible.

Readership

A useful resource for orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists, kinesiologists, gait analysis experts, and other members of the interdisciplinary team involved in the identification and treatment of mobility impairments in children and young adults diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Tom F Novacheck (Editor)

Tom Novacheck

Orthopedic Surgeon and Associate Medical Director, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, Director of Clinical Research, Center for Gait and Motion Analysis; Professor, Dept of Orthopedics, Univ of Minnesota

Dr. Novacheck is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating cerebral palsy and other complex pediatric orthopaedic conditions.  He has been at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN, USA since 1991 after completing his pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at Newington Children’s Hospital in Connecticut. At Gillette Children’s, he is an Associate Medical Director, Director of Clinical Research in the Center for Gait and Motion Analysis, and immediate past Chief of Staff.  He is a Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Novacheck's research has focused primarily on outcomes studies of management of gait disorders in individuals with cerebral palsy and the improvement and development of motion analysis testing methods.  Educational activities for residents, fellows, and health care professionals are focused primarily on normal walking and running gait, as well as pathological gait, particularly cerebral palsy.  He has been a member of the teaching faculty of the annual international gait interpretation course since 1991. He is currently serving as the 1st Vice President of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

Michael H Schwartz (Editor)

Michael H Schwartz

Director of Bioengineering Research, Center for Gait and Motion Analysis Professor, Dept of Orthopedics, Univ of Minnesota.

Dr. Schwartz is a research scientist who specializes in understanding human movement, its impairments, and treatments. He specializes in the gait of children with cerebral palsy.  He has been at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN, USA since 1997 after completing a Ph.D. in Mechanics and an NIH post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota. At Gillette Children’s, he is Director of Bioengineering Research.  He is a Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Schwartz has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and an h-index of 49.

  • Author Appointments
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Lever Arm Dysfunction: Improving Care Requires Greater Knowledge of Early Development and Long-term Consequences
  • Andrew G Georgiadis and Katherine M Steele
  • 2. Accuracy in the Operating Room: Dialogue Between a Biomedical Engineer and an Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Moran Sangeux and Thomas Dreher
  • 3. Outcome Measurement in Ambulatory Cerebral Palsy
  • Benjamin Shore, Kaat Desloovere, and Unni G Narayanan
  • 4. Definitions and Measurements of Spasticity and Dystonia: Pathways to Solve a Babylonian Confusion
  • Kaat Desloovere and Warren A Marks
  • 5. Spasticity and Dystonia: Consequences, Management and Future Perspectives
  • Kristina Tedroff and Marjolein van der Krogt
  • 6. Motor Control: Missing Links Between Neurologic Injury and Movement that Limit Care and Function
  • Warren A Marks and Katherine M Steele
  • 7. The Muscle-Tendon Unit in Children With Cerebral Palsy
  • Rick Lieber and Tim Theologis
  • 8. Pathomorphology of Skeletal Muscle in Cerebral Palsy: Current State and New Directions
  • Jason J Howard, H Kerr Graham, and Adam P Shortland
  • 9. Treatment of Muscle Tendon Unit Dysfunction in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Historical Overview, Current Practices and Impact of Physics-based Modeling
  • Jon R Davids, Anahid Ebrahimi and Darryl G Thelen
  • Afterword
  • Index