Do Postural Control Deficits Contribute to Contracture Formation in Children with Diplegic CP?

February 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Quinnipiac University
Quinnipiac University North Haven Campus
Quinnipiac University, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven, CT 06473
$10 non-members; CPTA members FREE
Tamara Paolangeli

The Connecticut Physical Therapy Association is pleased to present Beverly Cusick, PT, MS, NDT, COF as she offers an exciting evening of game-changing perspectives.

The data on the long-term effectiveness of most management strategies that aim to temporarily paralyze, weaken, or impede the function of selected lower-extremity muscles in children with diplegic CP remains inconclusive. Billi makes a case for considering that the clinical focus shift from the muscles and joints of the lower extremities to the torso, to postural control, and to body weight projection onto the support base as potentially significant causes of typical soft-tissue contractures in children with diplegia. She also questions the role of spasticity in deformity development and management.

Members are FREE • Non Members $10.00

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