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Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neuromuscular disorder caused by brain damage, which leads to disruptions in an individual’s ability to complete gross motor movements, to function independently, and to maintain a long mortality rate. The purpose of this study is to determine if children diagnosed with CP will exhibit postural changes when exposed to visual stimulation during quiet standing. Similarly, the hypothesis was that children with CP would have better posture when watching a video than without. Children stood barefoot on force plates, and the Bertec Balance Advantage CDP device was used to determine variances in posture while simultaneously displaying a video for the participants. Some limitations to this study include a small sample size and using complex equipment that may be confusing or intimidating for the children. This study will aid in future treatment regimen for children with CP, allowing for increased independence.

Publication Date

Spring 2021


Boiling Springs, NC


Medicine and Health Sciences | Movement and Mind-Body Therapies | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Sports Sciences

The Effect of Visual Stimulation on Standing Posture in Children Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy