Treadmill perturbations to quantify stretch reflexes during gait in children with cerebral palsy

Lizeth Sloot, Eline Flux, Annemieke Buizer, J. Harlaar, Marjolein van der Krogt

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Abstract

Spasticity, i.e. exaggerated velocity-dependent stretch reflex activity, is one of the key impairments in neurological diseases, but its effect on gait is unclear [1]. To quantify spastic reflexes during gait, ankle rotations have been applied by mechanical devices [2,3], but these are cumbersome and can affect gait. Recently, it has been shown that treadmill accelerations can be used to evoke stretch reflexes during gait in the calf muscles of healthy adults [4]. However, the applicability of this approach in children and in patients with neurological diseases has yet to be demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages21-22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event26th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC 2017) - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 6 Sep 20179 Sep 2017

Conference

Conference26th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC 2017)
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period6/09/179/09/17

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