The effect of joint translation constraint on within-participant variability of kinematics and kinetics during running in cerebral palsy.


School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR Spine), School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. Electronic address: [Email]


Biomechanical data in cerebral palsy are inherently variable but no optimal model of translational joint constraint has been identified. The primary aim of this study was to determine which model of translational joint constraint resulted in the lowest within-participant variability of lower limb joint angles and moments. The secondary aim was to determine which model best distinguished known functional groups in Cerebral Palsy.



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