Minimal Detectable Change for TUG and TUDS Tests for Children With Down Syndrome
A study compared the Timed Up and Go test (TUG) with the Timed Up and Down Stairs test (TUDS) in a group of 12 children children with Down Syndrome.
Kathy Martin, PT, DHSc, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for Children With Brain Tumors
A tailored therapy for children with brain tumors has been used successfully to help with upper extremity hemiplegia.
Jessica Sparrow, OTD, OTR/L, Rehabilitation Services, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.
Reliability of the Arch Height Index as a Measure of Foot Structure in Children
Study findings have confirmed the value of an objective measure of foot structure to monitor children with flat feet over a period of time.
Lisa C. Drefus, PT, DPT; Pediatric Rehabilitation, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City.
The Relationships Between Capacity and Performance in Youths With Cerebral Palsy Differ for GMFCS Levels
Chinese children with cerebral palsy have been assessed successfully by using similar tools to those used in the United States.
Ai-Wen Hwang, PT, PhD Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan
Six-Month Follow-up of Supervised Spinal Stabilization Exercises for Low Back Pain in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Adolescents with low back pain associated with idiopathic scoliosis benefited from more physical therapy rather than less.
Karina A. Zapata, PT, PhD; Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas
Developing a Clinical Protocol for Habitual Physical Activity Monitoring in Youth With Cerebral Palsy
Recommendations have emerged from a study to improve the monitoring of usual daily patterns of physical activity in youths and children who have cerebral palsy.
Kristen Nicholson, PhD, Nemours Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803
A Child With a Burn-Related Foot and Ankle Contracture Treated With Multiple Modalities
A combination of high-tech materials plus clinical experience has minimized disability in a child with a scar from severe burn to the foot and ankle.
Miranda Yelvington, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, Occupational Therapy, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock
Power-Up: Exploration and Play in a Novel Modified Ride-On Car for Standing
Latest findings demonstrate that a modified ride-on car can better help children with disability.
Samuel Logan PhD, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, Corvalis, OR