Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Mirror Muscle Activity – Research Opportunity

Cerebral Palsy Hand Grasp Study Seeking ParticipantsVisual EMG Feedback may Impact Mirror Muscle Activity in Children with Hemiplegia (IRB# 20130709CHARJ)

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) is assisting researchers in the Physical Therapy Department, University of New England, in recruiting participants for a research pilot study. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether EMG feedback is effective in reducing mirror muscle activity and result in improved motor performance in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP). Researchers will examine movement coordination in both of the child’s arms.

This research study is seeking children who:

  1. have a diagnosis of hemiplegic cerebral palsy;
  2. are between 7 and 9 years old; and
  3. are available for a 2-hour session

Contact the Researcher

Dr. Jeanne Charles
University of New England
Westbrook College of Health Professions
Physical Therapy Program
716 Stevens Ave. Portland Me. 04102
Phone: 207-221-4596

Additional Information about Research Study

Participants will receive $15 for participation. Caregivers will receive $15 for transportation costs.

Print Research Study Flyer

Visual EMG feedback may impact mirror muscle activity in children with hemiplegia

This announcement does not imply endorsement by CHASA of the study and participants are encouraged to contact their medical professional prior to participating in any research study.
Posted October, 2013.