Upper Extremity Positioning - The Missing Seating Intervention

Candy Foo

PMG Conference 2024

Monday, 15th July to Weds 17th July 2024 in Telford. Our annual conference provides an educational programme, industry exhibition and networking events for professionals working in the field of posture and wheeled mobility. We wish to thank our 2023 sponsors, RHealthcare and Seating Matters, for their generous support.

Biomechanics and kinematics of standing in children with cerebral palsy (2005)

Alice Wintergold, Chailey Heritage Clinical Services

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A study of the biomechanics and kinematics of standing during development, and in children with cerebral palsy

This study aims to define the parameters for standing support provision. The first phase of the study is a cross sectional experimental design using a convenience sample of adults to develop the methodology for measuring the biomechanics and kinematics of standing during set activities. This will inform the protocol used in the later parts of the study.

The second phase will collect control data from typically developing children and investigate if there is a recognisable pattern of muscle activity and joint position. Children will be tested in free and supported standing.

The third phase will collect data from children with cerebral palsy and compare this to patterns obtained from typically developing children.


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