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The Relationship Between Selective Voluntary Motor Control and Changes in Gait Kinematics Following Hamstring Lengthening Surgery in Children with Spastic CP

Grant Recipient: Eileen Fowler, PhD

Co-Investigators: William Oppenheim, MD
UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital
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Presentations: 1. Fowler EG, Oppenheim WL, Rose J. “Influence of reduced lower extremity motor control in children with spastic cerebral palsy.” Tutorial, Fourth International Cerebral Palsy Conference, Pisa, Italy. October, 2012. 2. Fowler EG. “Assessing Selective Motor Control in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy” Gait and Clinical Motion Analysis Annual Meeting tutorial, Grand Rapids, MI, May, 2012. 3. Fowler EG. "Selective motor control of the lower extremities in spastic cerebral palsy." Invited speaker for graduate student seminar, Movement Science and Neuroscience and Education Department of Biobehavioral Science, Teachers College, Columbia University, December, 2011. 4. Fowler E, Greenberg M, Staudt L, Valvano J. "Selective motor control assessment of the lower extremity in patients with spastic cerebral palsy." Instructional Course, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, February, 2011. 5. "Influence of neural constraints on lower limb rehabilitation in children with cerebral palsy." Invited speaker for the Sykes Symposium on Pediatric Physical Therapy, Health, and Development - Research Informed Practice for Infants and Children. University of Southern California, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. March, 2011. 6. Fowler E, Staudt L, Greenberg M, Oppenheim W. “Selective Control Assessment of the Lower Extremity (SCALE) for patients with spastic cerebral palsy.” Instructional Course, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Washington DC, September, 2010. 7. Goldberg E, Fowler EG "Joint moment contributions to swing knee extension acceleration in cerebral palsy " Orthopaedic Hospital Research Day, Los Angeles, April, 2010. 8. Fowler EG. "The prognostic value of selective voluntary motor control assessment in patients with spastic cerebral palsy" Margaret Jones Annual Conference for Cerebral Palsy: Professional conference, UCLA, April, 2010. Publication: Goldberg EJ, Fowler EG, Oppenheim WL Case Reports: The influence of selective voluntary motor control on gait after hamstring lengthening surgery. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 470:1320-1326, 2012.
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