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Research Article  |   July 1986
Effects of Ankle-Foot Orthoses on Functional Motor Performance in a Child With Spastic Diplegia
Author Affiliations
  • Carole L. Taylor, OTR, is Therapy Department Head, Easter Seal Children’s Clinic and Preschool, 1850 Boyer Avenue E., Seattle, Washington 98112
  • Susan R. Harris, PhD, RPT, is Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Child Development and Mental Retardation Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Splinting / Features
Research Article   |   July 1986
Effects of Ankle-Foot Orthoses on Functional Motor Performance in a Child With Spastic Diplegia
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1986, Vol. 40, 492-494. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.7.492
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1986, Vol. 40, 492-494. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.7.492
Abstract

A pilot case study examining the effects of inhibitive ankle-foot orthoses on functional motor performance in a child with spastic diplegia is presented. Both qualitative and quantitative changes occurred, lending support to the efficacy of inhibitive orthoses in improving motor performance in children with cerebral palsy.