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Resistance Training for Children with Cerebral Palsy:
by: The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability


This study was performed in order to examine the effects of progressive resistance training on muscle tone and strength of the hamstrings and quadriceps muscles as well as the effects on functional outcomes in children with bilateral hypertonic cerebral palsy (CP).Cerebral palsy impairs motor performance by reducing muscle strength and motor control. Movement and function are limited by increased muscle stiffness and soft tissue contracture. Over time, the deficits can negatively affect bone and muscle growth, range of motion, and the acquisition of motor skills.

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