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October 2016 - Volume 28 - Issue 3
pp: 261-363

Effectiveness of Stretch Interventions for Children With Neuromuscular Disabilities: Evidence-Based Recommendations

Craig, Jason; Hilderman, Courtney; Wilson, Geoffrey; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 28(3):262-275, October 2016.

Student Outcomes of School-Based Physical Therapy as Measured by Goal Attainment Scaling

Chiarello, Lisa A.; Effgen, Susan K.; Jeffries, Lynn; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 28(3):277-284, October 2016.

Effect of Segmental Trunk Support on Posture and Reaching in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Santamaria, Victor; Rachwani, Jaya; Saavedra, Sandra; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 28(3):285-293, October 2016.

Ankle Movements During Supine Kicking in Infants Born Preterm

Grant-Beuttler, Marybeth; Heriza, Carolyn B.; Palisano, Robert J.; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 28(3):294-302, October 2016.

Immediate Effect of Positioning Devices on Infant Leg Movement Characteristics

Jiang, Crystal; de Armendi, Joyce T.; Smith, Beth A.

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 28(3):304-310, October 2016.

Effects of a Group-Based Treadmill Program on Children With Neurodevelopmental Impairment Who Are Not Yet Ambulating

Mattern-Baxter, Katrin

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 28(3):312-319, October 2016.

Supported Standing in Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Townsend, Elise L.; Bibeau, Christine; Holmes, Tara M.

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 28(3):320-329, October 2016.

Relationship Between Central Hypotonia and Motor Development in Infants Attending a High-Risk Neonatal Neurology Clinic

Segal, Idan; Peylan, Tali; Sucre, Jennifer; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 28(3):332-336, October 2016.

Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Novel Exoskeleton for an Infant With Arm Movement Impairments

Babik, Iryna; Kokkoni, Elena; Cunha, Andrea B.; More

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 28(3):338-346, October 2016.

Effect of Knee Orthoses on Hamstring Contracture in Children With Cerebral Palsy: Multiple Single-Subject Study

Laessker-Alkema, Kristina; Eek, Meta Nyström

Pediatric Physical Therapy. 28(3):347-353, October 2016.

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In the latest Pediatric Physical Therapy podcast:

Vertigo was identified and cured in two children through the use of infrared goggles and a physical therapy maneuver. Jennifer Fay, author of a new report on benign positional vertigo, talks about her approach to investigation and treatment of this disabling condition.

Elise Townsend discusses her group’s research on the benefit of supporting standing among some—but not all—children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Treadmill training in a group can benefit children with neurodevelopmental impairment according to Katrin Mattern-Baxter, author of a report which found that children enjoy a group approach to gym-workouts just as some adults do.  

External trunk support can benefit children with physical disability, says Victor Santamaria who found that best improvement in motor performance is achieved when the external assistance is matched to the child’s intrinsic level of trunk control.

Evidence-based recommendations about intervening with stretching exercises have emerged from a review published by Jason Craig who found stretch interventions work better in some situations than others.

An exoskeleton has been helping an infant to reach and play with toys.  Lead author Michele Lobo tells the podcast how.

Car seats were found to affect the way children move their legs in an investigation conducted by Jiang, de Armendi and Smith. Beth Smith says this needs to be further investigated to assess the impact of restraint devices in typical development and in children considered at risk of developmental delay.