|Inclusion and exclusion criteria|
|A gait pattern characterised by excessive knee flexion (jump gait, apparent equinus or crouch gait) ;|
|GMFCS I, II, or III (provided that the patient is able to walk independently for at least 15 meters)|
|Any orthopaedic surgery or other surgical interventions that might influence mobility in the past 6 months;|
|Botulinum toxin A injections in the past 3 months, Intrathecal Baclofen therapy in the past 6 months, or SDR in the past year;|
|Impairments that could contraindicate fitness testing;|
|Plantar flexion contractures or knee contractures >10° or hip endorotation > 20° in midstance;|
|Other medical conditions influencing mobility;|
|Severe behavioural problems;|
GMFCS: Gross Motor Function Classification System ; SDR: Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy.
Kerkum et al.
Kerkum et al. BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:17 doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-17