Children with Cerebral Palsy in Manual Wheelchair Spend Same Energy as Those Walking, Study Finds – Cerebral Palsy News Today

The energy children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) spend to move on a manual wheelchair is equal to or lesser than that spent on walking in patients with a lower level of disability, a study suggests.

This energy expenditure can be reliably measured by counting the total number of heartbeats during exercise, and better than a metric based on heart rates and velocity.

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