The CP walker for strength training in children with spastic cerebral palsy: A training program proposal

Teresa Martín Lorenzo*, Sergio Lerma Lara, Cristina Bayón, Oscar Ramírez, Eduardo Rocon

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    Eccentric and explosive strength training have the potential to stimulate in-series sarcomere addition in children with cerebral palsy (CP), as previously seen in typically developing children. This adaptation would enable greater muscle power generation. Similarly to previously used ankle robotic therapy, we believe the CPWalker robotic platform is an optimal tool as it may deliver individualized eccentric and explosive strength training during gait and under highly controlled conditions. Thus, a proposal for an 8 week CPWalker training program for children with CP is described.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConverging clinical and engineering research on neurorehabilitation II
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2016), October 18-21, 2016, Segovia, Spain
    EditorsJaime Ibáñez, José González-Vargas, José María Azorín, Metin Akay, José Luis Pons
    Place of PublicationCham
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319466699
    ISBN (Print)9783319466682
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
    Event3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2016): Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II - Centro de Congresos y Convenciones Guardia de Corps, Segovia, Spain
    Duration: 18 Oct 201621 Oct 2016
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

    NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
    ISSN (Print)2195-3562
    ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570


    Conference3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2016)
    Abbreviated titleICNR2016
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