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 . 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 . However, the applicability of this approach in children and in patients with neurological diseases has yet to be demonstrated.
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||26th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC 2017) - Trondheim, Norway|
Duration: 6 Sep 2017 → 9 Sep 2017
|Conference||26th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC 2017)|
|Period||6/09/17 → 9/09/17|