The use of therapeutic electrical stimulation in the treatment of hemiplegic cerebral palsy

M E Hazlewood, J K Brown, Philip Rowe, P.M. Sailer

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    The effect of electrical stimulation of the anterior tibial muscles of children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy was studied. 10 children received electrical stimulation, applied by their parents daily for an hour for 35 days; they were compared with 10 matched controls. Active and passive ranges of movement of the ankle, and knee and ankle motion during walking were measured before and after therapy using electrogoniometers. The results showed a significant increase in passive range of movement among children receiving electrical stimulation. Gait analysis of knee and ankle motion showed little change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)661-673
    Number of pages13
    JournalDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 1994


    • cerebral palsy
    • child
    • electric stimulation therapy
    • female
    • gait
    • hemiplegia
    • humans
    • male
    • movement
    • muscles
    • patient acceptance of health care
    • patient compliance
    • prospective studies
    • tibia

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