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Lower limb strength training in children with cerebral palsy – a randomized controlled trial protocol for functional strength training based on progressive resistance exercise principles

Vanessa A Scholtes12*, Annet J Dallmeijer12, Eugene A Rameckers3, Olaf Verschuren4, Els Tempelaars5, Maartje Hensen6 and Jules G Becher12

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2 EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

3 Rehabilitation Foundation Limburg, Valkenburg, the Netherlands

4 The Center of Excellence, Rehabilitation Center "De Hoogstraat", Utrecht, the Netherlands

5 Rehabilitation Centre Heliomare, Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands

6 The Mytyl and Tyltylschool and Rehabilitation Center Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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BMC Pediatrics 2008, 8:41  doi:10.1186/1471-2431-8-41

Published: 8 October 2008

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Additional file 1:

Leg-press exercise. This table describes the performance of the leg-press exercise

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Sit-to-stand exercise. This table describes the performance of the sit-to-stand exercise.

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Step-up exercises. This table describes the performance of the lateral and forward step-up exercises.

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Half-knee exercise. This table describes the performance of the half-knee rise exercise.

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Weekly training volumes and timing of the 8 RM test. This table describes the weekly training volumes and timing of the 8 RM test.

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