Orthotics Breakthrough Helps Children with CP Walk & Play
[Source: Medical X-Press]
Children with Cerebral Palsy have more energy to play and be physically active for longer thanks to specially designed orthotics.
Researchers have confirmed that adapting splints in combination with the footwear used by disabled children to help them walk can decrease the energy they use by as much as 33%.
The Clinical Biomechanics team at Staffordshire University and the orthotics specialists from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust examined the effectiveness of tuning the splint—footwear combination, using clinical trials with families in the West Midlands.
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