A recent study published in the journal Developmental Neurorehabilitation found that a new version of the functional strength measurement (FSM) test is a reliable way of measuring functional strength in children with cerebral palsy. The new FSM-CP test measures functional strength in the lower and upper extremities—muscles that have the largest impact on motor function. 37 children with cerebral palsy, ages 4-10, participated in the study. Instead of the original FSM test, which evaluates eight activities that children commonly do, the FSM-CP test was modified and adapted to develop a new standardized protocol for cerebral palsy patients. Patients with cerebral palsy often have impairments in movement, and functional strength analysis allows physicians to determine the level of impairment a child faces when doing everyday activities, such as independent walking.
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