Reducing the risk of impairment of body structure and function in CP patients

Published in Clinical Rehabilitation, 03/06/2013 Rodby-Bousquet E and team from Department of Orthopaedics, Lund University, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden show that the Posture and Postural Ability Scale could reliably detect postural asymmetries in adults with cerebral palsy. The adults were cerebral palsy patients aged 19-22 years with levels I-V of the Gross Motor Function Classification System. Postural asymmetries are thought to lead to impairment of body structure and function such as muscle imbalance, gait asymmetry and possible chronic conditions therefore clinicians should include postural assessment as part of their routine evaluations in an effort to achieve postural symmetry and reduce the risk of chronic conditions associated with impairment of body structure and function in CP patients.

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