Tilted seating and foot-support: postural adjustment impact in children with spastic cerebral palsy

Takeaway

  • Foot-support increases tonic trunk extensor activity associated with improved kinematics of reaching in seated children with cerebral palsy (CP).

Why this matters

  • Adaptive seating is recommended to improve postural control in children with CP but information on the effect of foot-support is lacking; results suggest children benefit most from forward (FW)-tilted seating with foot-support.