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Systematic Reviews

  • Updated:   11/11/2021
  • Contains:  17 items
This collection of systematic reviews of the literature that have appeared in Pediatric Physical Therapy. These reviews are primarily focused on the effectiveness of various interventions for children with cerebral palsy, however the collection also includes a review of the effect of exercise for children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, another on the effects of yoga for children with disabilities, a review of the clinimetric properties of tests used for children with developmental coordination disorder, and a review of the performance of Asian and European children on tests of motor development. The work of the authors in gathering and interpreting the evidence provides a valuable resource for clinicians and researchers alike.

Motor Activity in Children With Autism: A Review of Current Literature

Downey, Rebecca; Rapport, Mary Jane K.

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 24(1):2-20, Spring 2012.

Outcome Measures of Activity for Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review

Debuse, Dorothée; Brace, Hal

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 23(3):221-231, Fall 2011.

A Developmental Perspective on Congenital Muscular Torticollis: A Critical Appraisal of the Evidence

Tessmer, Angela; Mooney, Paula; Pelland, Lucie

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 22(4):378-383, Winter 2010.

Effectiveness of Treadmill Training in Children With Motor Impairments: An Overview of Systematic Reviews

Zwicker, Jill G.; Mayson, Tanja A.

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 22(4):361-377, Winter 2010.

The Pathophysiological Basis of Weakness in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Mockford, Margaret; Caulton, Janette M.

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 22(2):222-233, Summer 2010.

The Clinimetric Properties of Performance-Based Gross Motor Tests Used for Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Systematic Review

Slater, Leanne M.; Hillier, Susan L.; Civetta, Lauren R.

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 22(2):170-179, Summer 2010.

Pain in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Implications for Pediatric Physical Therapy

Swiggum, Mary; Hamilton, Merry Lynne; Gleeson, Peggy; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 22(1):86-92, Spring 2010.

The Effect of Lower Limb Functional Electrical Stimulation on Gait of Children with Cerebral Palsy

Seifart, Anja; Unger, Marianne; Burger, Marlette

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 21(1):23-30, Spring 2009.

Effects of Partial Body Weight Supported Treadmill Training on Children with Cerebral Palsy

Mattern-Baxter, Katrin

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 21(1):12-22, Spring 2009.

Effectiveness of Adaptive Seating on Sitting Posture and Postural Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Chung, Julie; Evans, Jessie; Lee, Corinna; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 20(4):303-317, Winter 2008.

Systematic Review of Progressive Strength Training in Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy Who Are Ambulatory

Mockford, Margaret; Caulton, Janette M.

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 20(4):318-333, Winter 2008.

Stretching with Children with Cerebral Palsy: What Do We Know and Where Are We Going?

Wiart, Lesley; Darrah, Johanna; Kembhavi, Gayatri

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 20(2):173-178, Summer 2008.

Therapeutic Effects of Yoga for Children: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Galantino, Mary Lou; Galbavy, Robyn; Quinn, Lauren

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 20(1):66-80, Spring 2008.

Gross Motor Development of Asian and European Children on Four Motor Assessments: A Literature Review

Mayson, Tanja Anick; Harris, Susan R.; Bachman, Catherine L.

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 19(2):148-153, Summer 2007.

Can Exercise Influence Low Bone Mineral Density in Children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Gannotti, Mary E.; Nahorniak, Maureen; Gorton, George E. III; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 19(2):128-139, Summer 2007.

Effectiveness of Static Weight-Bearing Exercises in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Pin, Tamis Wai-mun

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 19(1):62-73, Spring 2007.