Igniting Mobility in Adolescents and Young Adults with and without Cerebral Palsy
The purpose of this study is to see how successful gait therapy (physical therapy focused on improving walking) is for individuals with cerebral palsy. Results from the therapy may differ between individuals, so the study will also look at how the brain works in order to better understand those differences. Adults who do not have cerebral palsy will be used as a comparison group.
Who: Children and adults with and without cerebral palsy
Age: 10-30 years
Compensation: Participants without cerebral palsy: $50 per baseline assessment visit – baseline assessment total up to $150; Participants with cerebral palsy: $50 per baseline assessment visit – baseline assessment total up to $300 (if baseline assessment completed before and after gait therapy/outcome assessment)
- Baseline assessment: 3 visits, 1.5 to 2 hours per visit
- Outcome (results) assessment (if applicable): 3 visits, 1.5 to 2 hours per visit
- Gait therapy: 3 sessions per week for 8 weeks, 45 minutes per session
Visit Type: In-person
Location: Boys Town Campus
Requirements: Participants with cerebral palsy cannot have had orthopedic surgery within the past six months, and they must have some ability to walk with or without assistance. Participants who do not have cerebral palsy cannot have other developmental conditions.
Contact: Max.Kurz@boystown.org; Sarah.Baker@boystown.org