January 2018 - Volume 30 - Issue 1

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​​​​​​PPT is excited to bring you an online supplemental IV STEP special issue. This special IV STEP issue, which is available online only, is a compendium of the IV STEP conference. In this issue leaders in the field of pediatric physical therapy, who presented at IV STEP, shed light on the 4 Ps (Prevention, Prediction, Plasticity, and Participation) that were the themes of IV STEP. ​

Please find the IV Step Supplement for the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy here: ​

​JNPT IV Step Supplement​

​New!  IV Step Conference eBook now available including both supplements plus additional Case Narratives with videos at http://www.nursingcenter.com/articles-publications/ebooks.

Clinical Bottom Line

Interrelationships of Functional Status and Health Conditions in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Descriptive Study

Bartlett, Doreen; Dyszuk, Emily; Galuppi, Barbara; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 30(1):10-16, January 2018.

Thirty-Second Walk Test: Expansion of Normative Data

Lieberstein, Michael; Weingarten, Goldie; Vialu, Carlo; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 30(1):18-25, January 2018.

Facilitators and Barriers to Performing Activities and Participation in Children With Cerebral Palsy: Caregivers' Perspective

Earde, Pinailug Tantilipikorn; Praipruk, Aina; Rodpradit, Phanlerd; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 30(1):27-32, January 2018.

Number of Synergies Is Dependent on Spasticity and Gait Kinetics in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Hashiguchi, Yu; Ohata, Koji; Osako, Sayuri; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 30(1):34-38, January 2018.

Modified Ride-On Car Use by Young Children With Disabilities

Logan, Samuel W.; Hospodar, Christina M.; Feldner, Heather A.; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 30(1):50-56, January 2018.

Comparison of Hand Function Between Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Children Without Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Atay, Canan; Kaya Mutlu, Ebru; Taskiran, Hanifegul; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 30(1):58-65, January 2018.

Clinical Bottom Line

Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of Motor Cortex in Cerebral Palsy: A Study Protocol

de Almeida Carvalho Duarte, Natália; Collange Grecco, Luanda André; Delasta Lazzari, Roberta; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 30(1):67-71, January 2018.


Creator: Pediatric Physical Therapy
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Pediatric Physical Therapy January 2018, Volume 30, Issue 1;

LEAD STORY—Trends in attitudes and practice patterns of physical therapists in addressing childhood obesity in schools
Author:  Eydie Kendall
This study investigated trends in attitudes of school physical therapists about intervention for childhood obesity.
1. Eydie Kendall PT, PhD, PCS, Assistant Professor, Plymouth State University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
2. Sanjay Kinra MBBS MD MRCP MSc PhD FFPH, Prof. of Clin Epidemioloty, Lonfon Sch of Hygiene & Tropical Med. & Conslt Paediatrician (Childhood Obesity) UCL
3. David Stensel PhD, Professor of Exercise Metabolism, Associate Dean for , Research, School of Sport Exercise & Health Sciences,  Loughborough University

Inter-relationships of functional status and health conditions in children with cerebral palsy: A descriptive study
Authors: Doreen Bartlett BSc(PT), PhD Emily Dyszuk, Barbara Galuppi, and Jan Willem Gorter
This study examined the relationship among the Gross Motor Function, Manual Ability and Communication Function Classification Systems in children with cerebral palsy and to determine the average number and impact of health conditions.
Doreen  Bartlett, PT, PhD, Professor Emerita, School of Physical Therapy, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Power Mobility Training Methods for Children: A Critical Review
Authors: Lisa K. Kenyon, Lisa Hostnik, Rachel McElroy, Courtney Peterson, and John P. Farris
This study summarized and critically appraised the existing evidence related to power mobility training methods with children.
Lisa Kenyon PT, DPT, PhD, PCS, Assoc Prof Dept of Phys Ther, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Modified Ride-On Car Use by Young Children with Disabilities
Samuel W. Logan, Christina M. Hospodar, Heather A. Feldner, Hsiang-Han Huang, and James C. Galloway
The purpose of this single-subject case series study is to determine the effect of modified ride-on car use in natural environments on mobility.
Samuel Logan PhD, Assitant Professor in  Kinesiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis

Thirty Second Walk Test: Expansion of Normative Data
Michael Lieberstein, Goldie Weingarten, Carlo Vialu, Adina Itzkowitz, Maura Doyle, Frank Covino, and Sandra L Kaplan
The primary purpose of this study is to describe the normative data for the 30sWT using a large sample of children representing current morphological trends and ethnic diversity of an urban sample, and secondarily to examine the influence of gender, body mass index and path shape.
Michael Lieberstein PT, Physical Therapy Department, NYC Department of Education

Number of synergies is dependent on spasticity and gait kinetics in children with cerebral palsy
Yu Hashiguchi, Koji Ohata, Sayuri Osako, Ryosuke Kitatani, Yumi Aga, Mitsuhiro Masaki and Shigehito Yamada
This study compared the number of muscle synergies during gait between children with cerebral palsy and children with typical development, and clarified whether certain clinical parameters differed according to the number of synergies in children with cerebral palsy.
Yu  Hashiguchi, PT, MS, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Gumma Paz College


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