Title

Effect of Altering Handle Position of a Rolling Walker on Gait in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1989

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to document among a small sample of children with CP whether using rollator walkers with horizontal and with vertical handles would create any immediate changes in the gait characteristics of velocity; cadence; and right and left stride length, step length, and base of support. The hypothesis of this study was that there would be significant changes in the designated gait characteristics of the child with spastic CP when ambulating with the vertical-handled walker (forearm neutral) as compared with ambulating with the standard horizontal-handled walker (forearms pronated).

Comments

Originally published:

Levangie, Pamela K., et al. "Effect of Altering Handle Position of a Rolling Walker on Gait in Children With Cerebral Palsy." Physical Therapy 69.2 (1989): 69.