EVALUATION OF POSTURAl STABILITY AND ITS RELATION TO ISOKINETIC PERFORMANCE IN PERSONS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

  • Kostas Gianikellis
  • Jose M. Pulido
  • Andreas Skiadopoulos
  • Arturo Perez
Keywords: postural control, cerebral palsy, isokinetics

Abstract

There are several studies targeting to the functional evaluation of lower extremities in Cerebral Palsy (CP). However there is lack of information concerning the relationship of lower-limb weakness and certain limitations in functional abilities like postural stability (Mauishi et al. 2001; Engsberg et al. 2000; Nardone, 2001; Wiley and Damiano, 1998; Damiano and Kelly, 1995). The main purpose of this study is to determine the level of neuromuscular potential, assessed by isokinetic tests and its relation to postural stability in persons affected by different types of CP.
Published
2008-03-12