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Database for Rehabilitation Measures – Most are FREE!

In my Facebook feed, HeartSpace Physical Therapy for Children , shared a link to a database of over 200 rehabilitation measures.  Many of them are FREE and available in PDF format.  It doesn’t get any easier than that for a last minute assessment.  Some of the resources are for the pediatric population so it is definitely […]

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Development of Locomotor Skills – Walking

Walking is the first in a series of blog posts on locomotor skills.   Children can learn how to walk at a young age but to become an efficient walker the child’s abilities must progress. Here are the “steps” it takes to develop advanced walking: 1.  The child’s stride length increases.  This is due to […]

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Gait Analysis and Visual Input

The Journal of Physical Therapy Science published research on the effects of the modulation of optic flow speed on gait parameters in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.  Optic flow is the pattern of motion perceived at the retina, which specifies the direction of locomotion and provides vital feedback concerning an individual’s regulation of walking velocity. Gait analysis was completed […]

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Auditory Stimulation versus NDT Effects on Gait

Clinical Rehabilitation will be publishing research that compared the gait of two groups of adults with cerebral palsy following auditory stimulation or neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT).   Thirteen individuals received gait training with NDT and 15 individuals received gait training with rhythmic auditory stimulation.  The training sessions with 3 times per week for 3 weeks.     […]