Editor-in-Chief: Ann F. VanSant, PT, PhD, FAPTA
ISSN: 0898-5669
Online ISSN: 1538-005X
Frequency: 4 issues / year
Ranking: Pediatrics 76/121
Rehabilitation 40/63
Impact Factor: 1.294
About this issue

This issue is replete with articles that highlight the growing influence of technology in our practice, yet at the same time our profession is evermore increasing the relevance of what we do to the needs and perspectives of the patients and families we serve.

The first two papers in this issue present the development of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) measures of physical activity and sedentary behavior for children. This paper highlights the trends of employing computer technology coupled with child perspectives to improve documentation of children’s health. I recommend that everyone read these papers and follow up by acquainting yourself with the PROMIS initiative, which will ultimately lead to a bank of test items that when used with our traditional clinical measures of health will allow us to discover how our treatments affect what children are able to do and how they are feeling.

In addition, I would like to bring your attention to the Logan et al. case series on modified ride-on-car use by children with Down syndrome. The integration of modified ride on cars into the treatment of children with limited mobility is now being taken a step further by extending this technology to a population that would typically not be considered to be candidates for this new technology.  The Clinical Bottom Line by Llamas and Ingram that accompanies this article is important as it includes for the first time in our journal, a parent’s perspective of one of our research articles. The journal will be increasingly seeking parent advocate voices our journal.


Ann Van Sant, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Editor in Chief

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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.