Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of nonprogressive movement disorders caused by injury or abnormal development of the brain during or prior to birth [1]. Scissor gait is one of the most common gait disorders observed in individuals with CP and affects nearly 100,000 people in the U.S. alone [2]. Scissor gait is characterized by the crossing of the legs in a scissorlike movement during walking. The symptoms of scissor gait include crouching, severe adduction of the legs, internal rotation of the legs, and hitting between the knees and thighs while sitting and walking.

Scissor gait impedes a patient's balance and stability by reducing the width of base support. Studies have shown that patients with CP have a higher risk of falling, which raises serious safety concerns [3]. Furthermore, scissor gait negatively affects a patient's quality of life in...

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