- Focus on gait and mobility in a clear, well-structured format.
- Enhances debate and exploration of issues.
- Challenges long-held assumptions to explore the current state of research, testing, and treatment and help direct it meaningfully.
- The disparate topics are unified by a common format of bulleted key points and objectives at the beginning of each chapter and research goals at the end to make the results more rapidly accessible.
- Presents objective, but also expert opinion, on how future research could be best directed.
- Patient goals need more attention, outcomes have stagnated, the details of the underlying neurological impairments are still a mystery, and strong evidence for what we do is desperately needed.
1. Lever Arm Dysfunction: Improving Care Requires Greater Knowledge of Early Development and Long-term Consequences
Andrew G Georgiadis and Katherine M Steele
2. Accuracy in the Operating Room: Dialogue Between a Biomedical Engineer and an Orthopaedic Surgeon
Moran Sangeux and Thomas Dreher
3. Outcome Measurement in Ambulatory Cerebral Palsy
Benjamin Shore, Kaat Desloovere, and Unni G Narayanan
4. Definitions and Measurements of Spasticity and Dystonia: Pathways to Solve a Babylonian Confusion
Kaat Desloovere and Warren A Marks
5. Spasticity and Dystonia: Consequences, Management and Future Perspectives
Kristina Tedroff and Marjolein van der Krogt
6. Motor Control: Missing Links Between Neurologic Injury and Movement that Limit Care and Function
Warren A Marks and Katherine M Steele
7. The Muscle-Tendon Unit in Children With Cerebral Palsy
Rick Lieber and Tim Theologis
8. Pathomorphology of Skeletal Muscle in Cerebral Palsy: Current State and New Directions
Jason J Howard, H Kerr Graham, and Adam P Shortland
9. Treatment of Muscle Tendon Unit Dysfunction in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Historical Overview, Current Practices and Impact of Physics-based Modeling
Jon R Davids, Anahid Ebrahimi and Darryl G Thelen