When it comes to evaluating gait, a standardised basis is necessary to ensure an optimal orthotic treatment of patients with cerebral palsy.
The Amsterdam Gait Classification helps to classify CP patients and divides them into five gait types. It evaluates knee position and foot contact in mid stance.
The patient classification is an essential factor for the medical patient history for CP patients.
According to the "Concept for the Orthotic Treatment of Gait Problems in Cerebral Palsy" we provide an orthotic treatment sheet which was especially designed for CP patients. You will find detailed information about the concept in our CP Guide.
- 1 – Body Weight and Height
Determine the patient's body weight. Take foreseeable changings into consideration (e.g. weight gain by growth).
Determine the patient's body height. Take foreseeable changings into consideration (growth).
- 2 – Activity Level
Evaluate the activity level together with your patient while already taking into consideration foreseeable changings: 1. Indoor walker 2. Restricted outdoor walker 3. Unrestricted outdoor walker 4. Unrestricted outdoor walker with high demands.
- 3 – Types of Gait According to the Amsterdam Gait Classification