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Pediatr Phys Ther. 2008 Winter;20(4):318-33. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0b013e31818b7ccd.

Systematic review of progressive strength training in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy who are ambulatory.

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Physiotherapy Department, Blackfriars School, North Staffordshire NHS Primary Care Trust, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Strafforshire, UK. margaret.mockford@ukonline.co.uk

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To capture and analyze the evidence concerning the effects of progressive strength training on function and gait in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) who are ambulatory.

METHOD:

A language-inclusive search was conducted for controlled or noncontrolled studies of strength training for subjects with CP who were ambulatory and aged 4 to 20 years, using objective outcome measures. Quality was assessed with the Maastricht-Amsterdam List. Data were extracted and analyzed.

RESULTS:

The 13 included articles favored treatment without significant adverse effects. Function and gait improved more following isotonic rather than isokinetic training, and in younger rather than older subjects.

CONCLUSIONS:

Function and gait improvements were greater in preadolescents.

PMID:
19011522
DOI:
10.1097/PEP.0b013e31818b7ccd
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