Creator: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Volume 34 Issue 2
INTERVIEWS IN THIS EDITION:
Ketaki Inamdar MPT, Department of Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Movement Science Program, Motor Development Lab, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
Effect of Contingency Paradigm–Based Interventions on Developmental
Outcomes in Young Infants: A Systematic Review
The purpose of this systematic review was to identify controlled trials evaluating the efficacy of contingency paradigm-based interventions to improve feeding, motor, or cognitive outcomes during the first year of life.
QUOTE: “There are these really interesting, low cost and practical interventions out there”
CO-AUTHORS: Sonia Khurana and Stacey C. Dusing
Mary E. Gannotti, PT PhD, Professor, Dept of Rehabilitation Services, University of Hartford, W Hartford, CT, Research Scientist, Shriners Hospital, Springfield, MA
Characteristics of Interventions to Improve Bone Health in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review
A systematic review evaluated exercise parameters and ages that produced the most improvement in bone among individuals with cerebral palsy ages 3 to 21 years.
QUOTE: Let’s not under-estimate the importance of the skeleton”
CO-AUTHORS: Brianna Liquori, Deborah E. Thorpe and Robyn K. Fuchs
Laura K Bess PT DPT PCS, Physical Therapist, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St Petersburg, Florida
Prevalence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Infants With
Congenital Muscular Torticollis: A Prospective Cohort Study
The purpose of this study is to prospectively determine the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease in infants with congenital muscular torticollis and to compare the demographic and clinical characteristics between infants with and without gastroesophageal reflux disease.
QUOTE: ”Do we need to treat the GERD early?”
CO-AUTHORS: Jessica Costa, Anh Thy H. Nguygen, Ernest Amankwah and Michael J. Wilsey
Marietta van der Linden PhD, Centre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, Scotland
Leisure Time Physical Activity in Children and Young People With Cerebral Palsy: a Population-Based Study
This study describes leisure time physical activity for children and young people with cerebral palsy and identifies barriers and facilitators to participation.
QUOTE: ”These people who were not able to walk can actually run around the track”
CO-AUTHORS: Sarah J. Wordie, Bethany K. Dufton , Kavi C. Jagadamma, Cathleen Hunter, Thomas H. Mercer, Mark S. Gaston and James E. Robb
Sara K Arena PT DSc PT, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program, School of Health Sciences, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Doctor of Physical Therapy Students’ Perceptions of Engagement in Service Learning With Scouts: A Descriptive Study
This study describes Doctor of Physical Therapy Students’ perceptions following their engagement in a health promotion and wellness service-learning event with adolescent boy scouts.
QUOTE: ”Service learning experiences are a wonderful way to engage our students”
CO-AUTHORS: Samantha, Austin Lewis and Erica Matero
Anjana Bhat, MS, PT, PhD, Dept of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark DE
Using Telehealth to Conduct Family-Centered Movement Intervention Research in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This describes a home-based, telehealth format for intervention delivery to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.
QUOTE: “We shouldn’t think that face-to-face interventions are the only way to do things”
CO-AUTHORS: Corina Cleffi, Wan-Chun Su, Sudha Srinivasan
Natasha Benn MPT BSc, School of Physical Therapy, Western University, London ON, Canada
Chronicling Research and Practice Evolution in Pediatric Physical Therapy
This article describes the research and practice trends in the journal, Pediatric Physical Therapy, as a proxy for the field.
QUOTE: “We saw—very much—an increase in active based therapies, also an increase in the rigor of the scientific studies”
CO-AUTHORS: Elizabeth Birchard, Evelyn Korompai, Maryam Davari, Vaidehi Patel and Laura K Brunton
Marina Ferre-Fernández PT, OT, PhD, Facultad de Ciencias de Salud, Universidad Católica de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Intra- and Interrater Reliability of the Spanish Version of the Gross Motor Function Measure
This study assesses intra- and inter-rater reliability of the Spanish version of the 88-item Gross Motor Function Measure and its correlation to age and severity of children with cerebral palsy.
QUOTE: “Before using an outcome measure in a different country from which it is developed: perform a cross-cultural adaptation study.”