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Here are a couple of studies that address or discuss the benefits of LiteGait intervention for young children:

Mattern-Baxter K, Bellamy S, Mansoor J. (2009). Effects of Intensive Locomotor Treadmill Training on Young Children with Cerebral Palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy,21,12-22.

Moreau N, Holthaus K, Marlow N. Differential Adaptations of Muscle Architecture to High-Velocity Versus Traditional Strength Training in Cerebral Palsy. Neurorehabil Neuro Repair, 27(4), 325-334.

These and other studies are available on the Research page at http://www.litegait.com. http://litegait.com/research.html The articles are organized by diagnosis or type. Several of the studies there have summaries available for you to read as well.

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Mana: 
Can anyone share any literature that supports a long-term benefit from doing LiteGait training with the following patient?
3 year old with hemiplegia (s/p stroke). He is legally blind but does see a fair amount and navigates very well, considering. He wears a right AFO, walked independently well after 2, but now walks and runs (in high guard) independently. Little bit of a steppage gait, but not too bad.

He is an EI kid and the EI PT said the research does not support a long term benefit for a kid like him, so Mom stopped bringing him in to see the private practice PT for LiteGait training. Private practice PT wanted another perspective to share with Mom.




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