Anomalous relationship of heart rate to oxygen consumption in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy
Keywords:Co-contraction, Exercise prescription, Heart rate predictions, Isometric Testing, Rehabilitation, Spastic contractions, Sub-maximal testing
Background: Co-contraction and spasticity may distort the normal relationship between heart rate and oxygen consumption in cerebral palsy.
Purpose. To compare cardio-respiratory responses to sustained isometric exercise (SET) at 50% of maximal torque between children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP) and healthy controls,
Methods. Participants were 10 children with right-sided CP (nine males, one female; age 13
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