International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part F (2019)
A study to find out the effect of task oriented training program in the management of step length cadence and speed in gait among child with spastic Diplegic cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a non-progressive disorder characterized by impairment of motor function secondary to injury of the immature brain Lower limbs are most important for activities of daily living which include walking, running, jumping etc. most people with spastic Diplegia have spasticity and have difficulty with balance and coordination. The child with Diplegia typically has spasticity in the hip flexors, the hamstrings, and the ankle plantar flexors Step length, cadence and gait speed have been measured by various methods, including paper-and pencil tests, electronic foot switches, and video-based analysis. Most methods are labor-intensive, time-consuming, and otherwise inefficient for collecting valid and reliable data. Paper-and-pencil methods require therapists to chalk or ink patients’ soles and heels to make an imprint as they walked along a paper walkway. Footfall imprints are subsequently measured with a measuring tape.
How to cite this article:
P Seethalakshmi, KSI Murali Shankar, S Balu. A study to find out the effect of task oriented training program in the management of step length cadence and speed in gait among child with spastic Diplegic cerebral palsy. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(4):338-339.