Practice leg weight bearing - patient with Cerebral Palsy (left hemiplegia)

Updated: Aug 4, 2020

6 years old CP patient with left hemiplegia

The patient was asked to stand on his weak left leg and touch the lights with his right foot, using only his left hand for assistance on the handrail. This requires the patient to practice mostly his left side – both for carrying his weight and for maintaining his balance.

1. On his first try the patient automatically puts his right hand on the handrails, but the PT reminds him not to use it. The patient has a hard time maintaining balance by only using his left side, therefore he compensates by stepping on his right leg.

2. Due to the effort, the patient’s hip starts to collapse. The PT positions her hands on his pelvis to correct his left hip fixation.

A special thanks to the "Ha'gan Ha'shikumi" and their amazing staff, for sharing their knowledge, thoughts and experience.

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