Rhythmic cueing effects on gait parameters of children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy: an immediate entrainment study
This study was designed to examine whether children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy can synchronize (entrain) their gait patterns with an external auditory rhythmic stimulus, and whether this rhythmic stimulus would encourage improvement in stride symmetry and knee extension at foot contact during the gait cycle. Five participants completed an immediate entrainment protocol that included a self-selected normal speed walk (SS), a self-selected normal speed walk matched with music of the same cadence (SSM), a fast walk (F), and a fast walk matched with music of the same cadence (FM). Results ...
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