Improving Quality of Life for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy through Treatment of Gait Impairment
International Cerebral Palsy Function and Mobility Symposium
Product Type: Print Edition (Complete Book)
Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine
Publication date: December 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.
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
- Author Appointments
- 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