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Pedal Power Final Report for Nancie Finnie Charitable Trust

Pickering, Dawn, Visser, Karen Susan, Horrocks, Lyn and Todd, Gabriela 2013. Pedal Power Final Report for Nancie Finnie Charitable Trust. [Project Report]. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

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This final report will summarise the findings of the three year funded study from the Pedal Power research team based in the School of Healthcare Studies at Cardiff University. The study was funded from May 2009 until April 2012. The objective was to explore this research question: ‘Does participation in adapted dynamic cycling affect lower limb muscle function, activity levels, and quality of life of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP)?’ We consider that adapted dynamic cycling does have an effect in a beneficial way for muscle strength and length. It increases activity levels for children and young people with CP, enabling their participation in the community. This improved their sense of ‘well being’ and contributes in a positive way to their enhanced quality of life. It will be illustrated by 2 individual anonymised cases, one case from the cycling group and one from those who had not started cycling. The dissemination achievements and future plans will be outlined and the strategy for further research in this area proposed.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Funders: Nancie Finnie Charitable Trust
Last Modified: 06 May 2021 08:34

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