Zertifizierung und Seminare

A Critical Consideration on Common Orthotic Treatment Concepts for Gait Problems in Cerebral Palsy

  • Authors: Daniel Sabbagh1, Jörg Fior2, Ralf Gentz2
  • Institutions: 1FIOR & GENTZ GmbH – Scientific Editing, 2FIOR & GENTZ GmbH – Management
  • Form of Contribution: presentation
  • Congress: 27th Annual Meeting of the German Association for Children's Orthopaedics (Vereinigung für Kinderorthopädie)
  • Location: Augsburg, Germany
  • Date: 1–2 March 2013
  • Expert Association: German Association for Children's Orthopaedics

Summary: The goal of an orthotic treatment for cerebral palsy (CP) patients is a gait that is as close as possible to a physiological one. During swing phase, an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) prepares the foot for initial contact (IC). During stance phase, it ensures the required stability and supports the leg's push off. Besides, an AFO should have a positive effect on therapy and must not block any remaining physiological motion. A biomechanical review of existing orthosis types should indicate whether all requirements for an AFO can be met.

Keywords: cerebral palsy, ankle-foot orthosis, alignment, gait type, neuroplasticity

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