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Pediatric Physical Therapy is the first and only peer-reviewed journal devoted to this discipline.  The Journal provides a forum for scientific and professional exchange among researchers and practitioners throughout the world that represent subspecialties of the discipline, including early intervention, neonatology, pediatric sports and fitness, school physical therapy, acute care for seriously ill children, and the prevention of primary and secondary conditions that lead to disabling conditions. 

Official Journal of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association, The Dutch Association for Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physiotherapia Paediatrica, The New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists Pediatric Special Interest Group, and The Pediatric Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

 

Scope
Pediatric Physical Therapy is an indexed international journal, that publishes peer reviewed research related to the practice of physical therapy for children with movement disorders. The editorial board is comprised of an international panel of researchers and clinical scholars that oversees a rigorous peer review process. The journal serves as the official journal for the pediatric physical therapy professional organizations in the Netherlands, Switzerland, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. The journal includes articles that support evidenced based practice of physical therapy for children with neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and developmental conditions that lead to disorders of movement, and research reports that contribute to the foundational sciences of pediatric physical therapy, ranging from biomechanics and pediatric exercise science to neurodevelopmental science. To these ends the journal publishes original research articles, systematic reviews directed to specific clinical questions that further the science of physical therapy, clinical guidelines and case reports that describe unusual conditions or cutting edge interventions with sound rationale. The journal adheres to the ethical standards of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

 

Unique Features
Pediatric Physical Therapy is the first and only journal devoted exclusively to pediatric physical therapy. It provides a forum for scientific and professional exchange among researchers and practitioners throughout the world that represent subspecialties of the discipline, including early intervention, neonatology, pediatric sports and fitness, school physical therapy, acute care for seriously ill children, and the prevention of primary and secondary conditions that lead to disabling conditions. The international review panel is deeply committed to high standards and rigor in the peer review process with an eye toward providing feedback that would strengthen the authors’ reports.  The increasing number of submissions from around the world enables a rich exchange of information from both developed and developing countries. The journal provides a range of supplemental digital materials such as video and audio podcasts, and is committed to providing high quality translations that would broaden the reach of the journal. Digital materials are formatted for use on personal digital devices, allowing clinicians to access research information in daily practice. 

Publication & Editorial Staff Contacts

Publisher 
Kivmars Bowling
Phone: 215-521-8419
Fax: 215-405-2643
kivmars.bowling@wolterskluwer.com  

Marketing Manager

Erin Enright
erin.enright@wolterskluwer.com

Advertising Sales Manager
Tom Kenney
Phone: 856-256-2308
Fax: 856-589-7463
kenneyt@ajj.com  

Translation, Rights & Licensing
Silvia Serra
translationrights@wolterskluwer.com

LWW Business Offices 
Two Commerce Square
2001 Market St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone:  215-521-8300                     
www.lww.com

Editor
Ann F. VanSant 
7215 Northmoor Trace
Greensboro, NC 27455 
Ann.VanSant@temple.edu

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Thank you to our reviewers!

On behalf of the Section on Pediatrics and the Editorial Staff of Pediatric Physical Therapy, we would like to recognize and thank all the individuals who served as reviewers in 2010.