The use of qualitative parameters in gait analysis may provide new insights into movement disorders

Takeaway

  • Children with cerebral palsy (CP) performed better in clinical rather than in daily life settings when comparing sixteen gait parameters using inertial measurement units. 

Why this matters

  • Children with CP have heterogenous clinical profiles with gait disorders among the leading cause of limitation and negative impact on participation and self-perception.

  • The results of this study emphasize the importance of performance considerations in future clinical research to improve clinicians’ understanding of the gap between capacity and performance in children with CP.