The primary goal of the Neuromusculoskeletal Health Laboratory is to develop robust indicators of musculoskeletal health and to identify effective treatment strategies that increase physical activity and combat bone and muscle deficits in children with movement disorders.
We have a special interest in cerebral palsy, the most common movement disorder in children. To assess musculoskeletal health we use novel magnetic resonance imaging techniques and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.
We are now conducting a randomized controlled trial to assess the effect of a mild vibration treatment on muscle development, physical activity, and balance in children with spastic cerebral palsy.
Do you have a child with cerebral palsy who can walk without a walker or cane and is 5 to 11 years old? They may be eligible to take part.Get more details