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Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109


This study determines the effect of orthotic use in combination with treadmill training on the development of gross motor skills and walking onset in infants with Down syndrome.

Study summary:

The goal of this study is to determine if orthotic use impacts the development of walking and upright play skills over and above the impact that treadmill training alone has. Infants with Down syndrome who can pull to stand but not walk will be recruited and assigned to a group that receives treadmill training and orthoses or just treadmill training. The infants are followed monthly until they have one month of walking experience. During the monthly visits, the infants' gross motor development is tested and their upright play behavior is observed. At the end of the study each infants gait is evaluated. We believe that the orthoses will lead to a decreased age at walking onset, an improvement in gait patterns, and an improvement in upright play ability.


Inclusion Criteria: - Trisomy 21 - Able to pull to stand but not walk Exclusion Criteria: - Additional developmental diagnoses - Uncorrected vision or hearing impairments - Previous orthotic intervention - Previous treadmill intervention



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Principal Investigator
Julia Looper
University of Michigan

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Location Contact:

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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