Effects of neurodevelopmental treatment on movement patterns of children with cerebral palsy

William A. Herndon, Pam Troup, David A. Yngve, J. Andy Sullivan

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Twelve children with mild, moderate, or severe cerebral palsy were examined and videotaped before and alter an intensive course of physical therapy in a neurodevelopmental treatment course. These tapes, demonstrating various predetermined movement patterns, were then randomized and viewed by six evaluators.None of the evaluators could tell the difference between before and after films. This demonstrated that significant changes were not seen in children with cerebral palsy after 6 weeks of therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-400
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1987
Externally publishedYes



  • Cerebral palsy
  • Movement patterns
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment
  • Physical therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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