Biomechanical characteristics of walking of patients with cerebral palsy

K. V. Davlet'yarova, S. D. Korshunov, L. V. Kapilevich, A. V. Rogov

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Movement is among the main physiological components of the normal formation and development of the body in children. The results of the study of the biochemical characteristics of walking of the patients with cerebral palsy were presented in the paper. It has been found that the main differences of the dynamic stereotype of walkng of children with cerebral palsy are delayed travel of center of gravity forward and disorganization of leg movements in the vertical plane. The prevailing adduction-flexion position of legs during the locomotor cycle associated with the restriction of movements in the hip joint, is made up by more intensive body-rocking, weakened activity in the rear push phase and its sharp increase in the fourth phase. Herewith, changes in the structure of shoulder girdle and arm movement can be considered as compensatory. Simultaneous activity of extensor and flexor muscles is not incidental, but the key feature of the locomotion control, being both a manifestation of pathological disorders and a compensatory mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-28
Number of pages3
JournalTeoriya i Praktika Fizicheskoy Kultury
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Antagonistic muscles
  • Biomechanics
  • Locomotions
  • Movement disorders
  • Walking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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