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ACE Report #12058
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

Resistance training combined with stretching vs stretching alone in children with cerebral palsy


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Resistance Training Combined With Stretching Increases Tendon Stiffness and Is More Effective Than Stretching Alone in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Front Pediatr. 2019 Aug 13;7:333.

Contributing Authors: BM Kalkman G Holmes L Bar-On CN Maganaris GJ Barton A Bass DM Wright R Walton TD O'Brien

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Synopsis

Twenty-two children with cerebral palsy were randomized to receive calf strengthening exercises or no calf strengthening exercises along side calf stretching exercises to improve the effectiveness of stretching by increasing tendon stiffness. Outcomes of interest included fascicle length, ankle angle, muscle length, tendon length and tendon stiffness. Results found significantly higher changes fro...

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