08Mar

Effectiveness of the Therasuit Method

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Effectiveness of the Therasuit Method Objectives: This study is part of a multi-site ongoing study and was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of an intensive exercise program (TheraSuit Method®) using a Soft Dynamic Proprioceptive Orthotic (TheraSuit®) on children with cerebral palsy by measuring changes which occurred after participating in a treatment session at the Pediatric […]
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21Mar

Functional strength training in cerebral palsy

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SW Blundell, RB Shepherd, CM Dean, RD Adams Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney and BM Cahill Spastic Centre of NSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Received 2nd November 2001; returned for revisions 26th February 2002; manuscript accepted 18th July 2002. Objective: To determine the effects of intensive task-specific strength training on lower limb […]
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19Mar

The effects of progressive resistance

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Objectives : To investigate the effects of progressive resistance training of quadriceps and hamstrings muscles in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Design : Pilot study using a repeated measures design with measurements at baseline, immediately after six weeks training then at four-week follow-up. Setting : The project was undertaken within the physiotherapy department of two […]
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