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April 2023 - Volume 35 - Issue 2
pp: 187-284

The Influence of the Weight of the Backpack on the Biomechanics of the Child and Adolescent: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis With a Meta-Regression

Cuenca-Martínez, Ferran; Varangot-Reille, Clovis; Calatayud, Joaquín; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 35(2):212-226, April 2023.

Commentary on “Caregiver Perceptions of an Interdisciplinary Intensive Therapy Program: A Qualitative Study”

Maus, Elizabeth; Heathcock, Jill C.; Hindery, Kim; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 35(2):236, April 2023.

Creator: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pediatric Physical Therapy  April 2023, Volume 35, Issue 2;
Studio Guest:
Linda Fetters PhD, PT, FAPTA University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Pediatric Physical Therapy Editor in Chief
Dr. Fetters adds her comments about clinical implications of the new data and insights discussed by authors interviewed in the podcast.
Author Interviews:
1. Jamie B Hall PT, DPT, PhD, PCS, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Missouri, Columbia MO, USA
“Caregiver Perceptions of an Interdisciplinary Intensive Therapy Program: A Qualitative Study” Caregivers are at the center of a study using interdisciplinary intensive therapy for children with cerebral palsy and other neurodevelopmental impairments.
2: Roberto M. Benzo PhD, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus OH, USA, formerly: Department of Psychology, University of Miami FL, USA.
“Physical Fitness Among Adolescents who are Hispanic with Overweight or Obesity” New research on physical fitness in overweight and obese young people shows that it can—and should—be accurately monitored in adolescence to help spot those at risk. The study looked at 280 youngsters who were Hispanic with overweight or obesity.
3: Bethany M. Sloane PT, DPT, Pediatric Physical Therapist, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland OR, USA
“Modified Ride-on Car Intervention for Children With Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: A Case Series” A research study looked at using power mobility devices to help children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities achieve independent mobility.
4: Julie Orlando DPT, Biomechanics & Movement Science Program, University of Delaware, Newark DE, USA “Development and Initial Evaluation of a Soft Ankle Support for Children With Ankle Impairments”
A soft ankle support for children with ankle impairments has been trialed to provide a comfortable and attractive alternative to conventional ankle-foot orthoses.
5. Marisa Birkmeier PT, DPT, DHSc, Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Education, George Washington University, Washington, DC
“Excellence in Pediatric Physical Therapy Education: Recommendations and Action Items” An assessment of the current guideline recommendations for the pursuit of excellence in education for pediatric physical therapy students.