Measurement Properties of Assessments of Freezing of Gait Severity in People With Parkinson Disease: A COSMIN Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Content validity and measurement invariance remain unknown for all outcome measures. The Freezing of Gait Questionnaire is the best measure currently available. Further external validation and reliability studies would strengthen the evidence to support the use of the Dynamic Parkinson Gait Scale. IMPACT: Awareness of limitations of outcome measures facilitates better selection. Without evidence for content validity and measurement invariance, clinicians should consider if their chosen test accurately measures freezing of gait severity, and whether it can be applied in populations different to the origina...
Source: Physical Therapy - January 14, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Scully AE, Hill KD, Tan D, Clark R, Pua YH, de Oliveira BIR Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Perceived Impacts of Solution-Focused Coaching Training for Pediatric Rehabilitation Practitioners: A Qualitative Evaluation.
CONCLUSIONS: Future SFC training initiatives should integrate a team-based approach and a culturally sensitive lens to help providers better assist clients in identifying their unique strengths. Follow-up training and continuous organizational support mechanisms will be vital for facilitating sustainable implementation after the initial training. PMID: 33441052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - January 13, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Seko Y, King G, Keenan S, Maxwell J, Oh A, Curran CJ Tags: Phys Occup Ther Pediatr Source Type: research

Implementation and evaluation of the Graded Repetitive Arm Supplementary Program (GRASP) for people with stroke in a real world community setting: Case Report.
CONCLUSION: The GRASP program had good fidelity of the critical principles and core components and was effective in improving upper extremity function and quality of life. IMPACT: This partnership model may serve as the first step for future larger-scale implementation and could be used to move other stroke rehabilitation interventions into community settings. PMID: 33444440 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - January 13, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Yang CL, Bird ML, Eng JJ Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Using 3D Motion Analysis to Optimize Treatment Planning for a Patient With Dropfoot: Case Report.
This study demonstrated the use of computerized motion analysis to assist in evidence-based clinical decision-making. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 15-year-old female who suffered from right hemiparesis after a stroke was referred for 3D computerized motion analysis to determine the effect of three devices intended to control her dropfoot and to assist in developing a treatment plan. Four conditions were tested and compared: barefoot, lateral support ankle brace, functional electrical stimulation (FES) device, and dropfoot cuff. RESULTS: Kinematics showed the right ankle had significant dropfoot during swing phase (32.7 de...
Source: Physical Therapy - January 13, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Feng J, Bompiani E, Coats S, Patrick K, Aiona M Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Achieving Diagnosis-Based Practice: A Wicked Problem in Physical Therapy. On "Defining Our Diagnostic Labels Will Help Define Our Movement Expertise and Guide Our Next 100  Years" Sahrmann, S. Phys Ther. 2020 https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzaa196.
Achieving Diagnosis-Based Practice: A Wicked Problem in Physical Therapy. On "Defining Our Diagnostic Labels Will Help Define Our Movement Expertise and Guide Our Next 100 Years" Sahrmann, S. Phys Ther. 2020 https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzaa196. Phys Ther. 2021 Jan 13;: Authors: Deusinger SS, Deusinger RH PMID: 33444442 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - January 13, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Deusinger SS, Deusinger RH Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Is Neck Posture Subgroup in Late Adolescence a Risk Factor for Persistent Neck Pain in Young Adults? A Prospective Study.
CONCLUSION: After taking into account PNP at 17, sitting neck posture at 17 was not a risk factor for PNP at 22 years of age in men, whereas in women, more relaxed postures (slumped thorax/forward head and Intermediate postures) were protective of neck pain when compared to upright posture. IMPACT: Women in late adolescence who sat in slumped thorax/forward head or intermediate posture rather than upright sitting posture had a lower risk of PNP as a young adult. The practice of generic public health messages to sit up straight to prevent neck pain needs rethinking. PMID: 33444448 [PubMed - as supplied by pub...
Source: Physical Therapy - January 13, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Richards KV, Beales DJ, Smith AL, O'Sullivan PB, Straker LM Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Perceived Barriers, Enablers and Modifications to Tests Assessing Pediatric Lower Limb Neurological Impairment: An International Delphi Survey.
This study aims to establish consensus on neurological conditions most likely to require neurological impairment test in pediatrics and the barriers, enablers and modifications perceived to enhance test reliability. METHODS: Over a 2-round modified Delphi study, a panel of experts (n = 24) identified neurological conditions perceived to typically require pediatric neurological testing and the modifications to address barriers/enablers to testing. Experts comprised of physical therapists with evidence of advanced training or research in pediatrics. Using a 6-point Likert scale, (6 = strongly agree, ...
Source: Physical Therapy - January 13, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Clark R, Baque E, Wells C, Bialocerkowski A Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Capitalizing on Virtual Delivery of Community Programs to Support Health and Well-Being of Older Adults.
PMID: 33439254 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - January 13, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Vincenzo JL, Hergott C, Schrodt L, Rohrer B, Brach J, Tripken J, Shirley KD, Sidelinker JC, Shubert TE Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Editor's Note.
Authors: PMID: 33420782 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - January 9, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Psychometric Assessment of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale for People With Lower-Limb Amputation.
CONCLUSIONS: The CD-RISC25 and CD-RISC10 have acceptable psychometric properties for use with people who have LLA. CD-RISC scores are associated with clinically relevant biopsychosocial measures targeted by physical therapist intervention following LLA. IMPACT: The CD-RISC may be an appropriate tool to measure resilience following LLA. PMID: 33421074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - January 9, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Miller MJ, Mealer ML, Cook PF, Kittleson AJ, Christiansen CL Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

The effect of a neuromuscular warm-up on the injury rates in New Zealand amateur futsal players.
CONCLUSION: A futsal-specific warm-up can reduce the rate of contact injuries in amateur players. With high adherence the rate of all injuries and LE injuries may also reduce. PMID: 33422887 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - January 6, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tomsovsky L, Reid D, Whatman C, Borotkanics R, Fulcher M Tags: Phys Ther Sport Source Type: research

Needed 100  Years Ago and Still Needed Now: Leadership Through Crisis and Recovery.
Needed 100 Years Ago and Still Needed Now: Leadership Through Crisis and Recovery. Phys Ther. 2021 Jan 05;: Authors: Sebelski CA, Tschoepe BA, Green-Wilson J, Zeigler S, Clark D PMID: 33411892 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - January 5, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sebelski CA, Tschoepe BA, Green-Wilson J, Zeigler S, Clark D Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

A Paradigm Shift in the Delivery of Physical Therapy Services for Children With Disabilities in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
PMID: 33395475 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - January 4, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rao PT Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Maintaining Mobility in a Patient Who Is Pregnant and Has COVID-19 Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Case Report.
CONCLUSION: Early mobility is feasible during ECMO with COVID-19, and active participation in physical therapy, including in-room ambulation, may facilitate discharge to home. Innovative strategies to facilitate routine activity in a patient who is critically ill with COVID-19 require an established and highly trained team with a focus on maintaining function. IMPACT: Early mobility while intubated, on ECMO, and infected with COVID-19 is feasible while adhering to infectious disease precautions when it is performed by an experienced interdisciplinary team. PMID: 33395476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - January 4, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Mark A, Crumley JP, Rudolph KL, Doerschug K, Krupp A Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Survey of Physical Therapists' Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behaviors Regarding Diagnostic Imaging.
CONCLUSION: It is common for physical therapists to recommend imaging, but few have directly ordered imaging. Most survey participants believed that they have an adequate knowledge base and skills for recommending and ordering plain radiographs and MRI. IMPACT: These results can serve as a benchmark for future comparison as policies and educations evolve. Understanding physical therapists' attitudes, knowledge, and use of diagnostic imaging is important to inform research, policy, and education. PMID: 33395477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - January 4, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rundell SD, Maitland ME, Manske RC, Beneck GJ Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Brachial Plexus Neuropathies During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Retrospective Case Series of 15 Patients in Critical Care.
CONCLUSION: Peripheral nerve injuries can be associated with prone positioning on intensive care units, although other mechanisms, such as those of a neuroinflammatory nature, cannot be excluded. IMPACT: Proning-related upper limb peripheral nerve injuries are not discussed widely in the literature and could be an area of further consideration when critical care units review their proning protocols. Physical therapists treating these patients play a key part in the management of this group of patients by optimizing the positioning of patients during proning, making early identification of peripheral nerve injuries, pr...
Source: Physical Therapy - January 4, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Miller C, O'Sullivan J, Jeffrey J, Power D Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Rehabilitation Intensity and Patient Outcomes in Skilled Nursing Facilities in the United States: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: This systematic review concludes, with moderate confidence, that higher intensity therapy in SNFs leads to higher community discharge rates and shorter LOS. Future research should improve quality of evidence on functional improvement and hospital readmissions. IMPACT: This systematic review demonstrates that patients in SNFs may benefit from higher intensity therapy. Because new policies no longer incentivize intensive therapy, patient outcomes should be closely monitored to ensure patients in SNFs receive high-quality care. PMID: 33388761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - January 4, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Prusynski RA, Gustavson AM, Shrivastav SR, Mroz TM Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research

Sensory Processing in People With and Without Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis of Local, Regional, and Remote Sites in Upper- and Lower-Limb Conditions.
CONCLUSION: Sensory processing was different between upper-limb tendinopathy and lower-limb tendinopathy. Upper-limb tendinopathies showed signs consistent with primary and secondary hyperalgesia, but lower-limb tendinopathies did not. There was mixed evidence for primary hyperalgesia and limited evidence against secondary hyperalgesia. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2021;51(1):12-26. doi:10.2519/jospt.2021.9417. PMID: 33383996 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - January 1, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rio E, Sandler J, Cheng K, Moseley GL, Cook J, Girdwood M Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy After COVID-19: Time for a New "Normal".
Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy After COVID-19: Time for a New "Normal". J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2021 Jan;51(1):5-7 Authors: Lewis J, Mc Auliffe S, O'Sullivan K, O'Sullivan P, Whiteley R Abstract In late 2019, a previously unknown coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19), was reported in Wuhan, China. Similar to the polio virus epidemic, the fear, uncertainty, and collective response associated with COVID-19 have disrupted daily life on a global scale. In this editorial, we argue that it is time for musculoskeletal physical therapists to grasp the opportunity provid...
Source: Physical Therapy - January 1, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lewis J, Mc Auliffe S, O'Sullivan K, O'Sullivan P, Whiteley R Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research

Overcoming Overuse Part 4: Small Business Survival.
ro JR Abstract SUMMARY: The challenge of overuse raises important questions for those in the business of musculoskeletal health care. What is the right number of physical therapy visits for a given condition? Can a practice provide "less" but still be profitable? In this, the editorial on overcoming overuse of musculoskeletal health care, we consider the economic drivers of overuse in the private sector. We propose actions that could support small business leaders to overcome overuse and build profitable, high-quality services. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2021;51(1):1-4. doi:10.2519/jospt.2021.0101. P...
Source: Physical Therapy - January 1, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Traeger AC, Soon J, O'Keeffe M, Décary S, Michaleff ZA, Zadro JR Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research

Dry Needling Adds No Benefit to the Treatment of Neck Pain: A Sham-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial With 1-Year Follow-up.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the short- and long-term effectiveness of dry needling on disability, pain, and patient-perceived improvements in patients with mechanical neck pain when added to a multimodal treatment program that includes manual therapy and exercise. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Seventy-seven adults (mean ± SD age, 46.68 ± 14.18 years; 79% female) who were referred to physical therapy with acute, subacute, or chronic mechanical neck pain were randomly allocated to receive 7 multimodal treatment sessions over 4 weeks of (1) dry needling, manual therapy, and ...
Source: Physical Therapy - January 1, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Gattie E, Cleland JA, Pandya J, Snodgrass S Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research

Editor's Message: When You're Done With PT, You're Not Done: Physical Activity for All Older Adults.
Authors: PMID: 33347039 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 22, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: J Geriatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Are the Recommended Physical Activity Guidelines Practical and Realistic for Older People With Complex Medical Issues?
Abstract The world population is aging. With increased life expectancy comes increased risk of major health problems that affect the health and well-being of older adults. Adequate levels of physical activity as specified by current global guidelines can reduce the risk of health problems in older adults. However, fewer than half of older adults are sufficiently active, and thus are unlikely to achieve these health benefits. Older adults living in residential aged care are even more sedentary, with multiple health issues and comorbidities. While meeting physical activity guidelines confers the greatest benefit for...
Source: Physical Therapy - December 22, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Levinger P, Hill KD Tags: J Geriatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Physical Activity Promotion Attitudes and Practices Among Outpatient Physical Therapists: Results of a National Survey.
CONCLUSION: Despite guidance from national and international governing bodies, US outpatient physical therapists do not regularly promote PA to patients and perceive financial constraints and competing priorities as key barriers. Professional and patient stakeholders should be involved in designing pathways to improve PA promotion practices among outpatient US physical therapists. PMID: 33347041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 22, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rethorn ZD, Covington JK, Cook CE, Bezner JR Tags: J Geriatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

APTA Geriatrics Combined Sections Meeting 2021 Poster Abstracts.
Authors: PMID: 33347042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 22, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: J Geriatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

APTA Geriatrics Combined Sections Meeting 2021 Platform Abstracts.
Authors: PMID: 33347043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 22, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: J Geriatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

A New Year!
PMID: 33337764 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fetters L Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

A Novel Means-End Problem-Solving Assessment Tool for Early Intervention: Evaluation of Validity, Reliability, and Sensitivity.
CONCLUSIONS: The MEPSAT is supported by validity and reliability evidence and is a simple tool for screening early problem-solving delays and evaluating change across time in children with a range of developmental abilities. What this adds to the evidence: The novel MEPSAT is supported by validity and reliability evidence. It is sensitive to detect problem-solving differences among young children with varying motor ability and to capture changes in problem-solving across time. It requires minimal equipment and time to administer and score and, thus, is a promising tool for clinicians to screen for early problem-solving del...
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Cunha AB, Babik I, Koziol NA, Hsu LY, Nord J, Harbourne RT, Westcott-McCoy S, Dusing SC, Bovaird JA, Lobo MA Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Commentary on "A Novel Means-End Problem-Solving Assessment Tool for Early Intervention: Evaluation of Validity, Reliability, and Sensitivity".
Commentary on "A Novel Means-End Problem-Solving Assessment Tool for Early Intervention: Evaluation of Validity, Reliability, and Sensitivity". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2021 Jan 01;33(1):10 Authors: Goins TR, Jenkins J PMID: 33337766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Goins TR, Jenkins J Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Cardiovascular Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Bimanual Training in Children With Cerebral Palsy.
CONCLUSIONS: Combined cathodal tDCS to M1 and bimanual training does not influence autonomic and cardiovascular function in children with CP due to perinatal stroke. PMID: 33337767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Keller-Ross ML, Chantigian DP, Nemanich S, Gillick BT Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Commentary on "Cardiovascular Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Bimanual Training in Children With Cerebral Palsy".
Commentary on "Cardiovascular Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Bimanual Training in Children With Cerebral Palsy". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2021 Jan 01;33(1):17 Authors: Hamilton A, Witherspoon S PMID: 33337768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hamilton A, Witherspoon S Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Early Spontaneous Movements of Infants With Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy.
CONCLUSIONS: Infants with HIE had poorer motor repertoire at age 3 to 5 months when compared with peers. Motor repertoire deteriorated as HIE severity increased. Detecting potential developmental delays as early as possible allows for early intervention and rehabilitation in this population. PMID: 33337769 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Alkan H, Kahraman A, Mutlu A Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Commentary on "Early Spontaneous Movements in Infants With Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy".
Commentary on "Early Spontaneous Movements in Infants With Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2021 Jan 01;33(1):23 Authors: Mandich M, Scott K PMID: 33337770 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Mandich M, Scott K Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Commentary on "Improvements in Muscle Strength Are Associated With Improvements in Walking Capacity for Young Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Secondary Analysis".
Commentary on "Improvements in Muscle Strength Are Associated With Improvements in Walking Capacity for Young Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Secondary Analysis". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2021 Jan 01;33(1):31 Authors: Zipp GP, Crosby R PMID: 33337771 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Zipp GP, Crosby R Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Testing the Child PROMIS Physical Activity Measurement in Youth Attending a Large Community Event.
CONCLUSION: As expected, the PROMIS PA and YAP measure-related PA constructs, the YAP focuses on energy expended while the PROMIS PA indicates perceived response to activity. PMID: 33337772 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hooke MC, Neumann J, Tucker CA Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Commentary on "Testing the Child PROMIS Physical Activity Measurement in Youth Attending a Large Community Event".
Commentary on "Testing the Child PROMIS Physical Activity Measurement in Youth Attending a Large Community Event". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2021 Jan 01;33(1):37 Authors: O'Connell MD, Bell S PMID: 33337773 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: O'Connell MD, Bell S Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Current Physical Therapy Practice in Norway for Children With Cerebral Palsy.
CONCLUSIONS: Functional training based on principles of motor learning has become the method of choice in Norway. PMID: 33337774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Størvold GV, Jahnsen RB Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Commentary on "Current Physical Therapy Practice in Norway for Children With Cerebral Palsy".
Commentary on "Current Physical Therapy Practice in Norway for Children With Cerebral Palsy". Pediatr Phys Ther. 2021 Jan 01;33(1):46 Authors: Lowe LM, Bass-Carrigan D, Yates CC PMID: 33337775 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lowe LM, Bass-Carrigan D, Yates CC Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Collecting Infant Environmental and Experiential Data Using Smartphone Surveys.
Abstract We propose that the collection of infant experiential and environmental data using smartphone surveys has the potential to fill a gap in foundational and clinical knowledge. To achieve this, these data need to be collected in a systematic way that is translatable globally. We can then begin to understand differences in child development and physical therapy from a variety of cultures and traditions. An infant's development is shaped by experiences in everyday life, and everyday experiences vary around the world. Hence, it is important to quantify these experiences to better understand variability in devel...
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Rosales MR, Rohloff P, Vanderbilt DL, Tripathi T, Valentini NC, Dusing S, Smith BA Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Embracing Our Role in the Prevention of Chronic Pain.
Abstract This perspective article advocates for pediatric physical therapists to increase their role and visibility in the primary and secondary prevention of chronic pain during 2 critical developmental periods: infancy and early adolescence. The opioid epidemic and the disabling aspects of chronic pain are adversely affecting children and their families. Health care disciplines are adopting measures that address risk factors for the development of chronic pain in children, including strategies to minimize acute procedural pain and parental education to reinforce healthy pain-coping behaviors. Pediatric physical ...
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Swiggum M, Jacobson E, Wrisley D Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Using a 3D-Printed Prosthetic to Improve Participation in a Young Gymnast.
CONCLUSIONS: Using a 3D-printed upper limb prosthetic hand improved the child's participation, confidence, and satisfaction in her gymnastic classes permitting use of horizontal bar. To progress to higher-intensity activities, further safety measures and testing of the prosthetic hand are needed. WHAT THIS CASE ADDS TO EVIDENCEBASED PRACTICE: A 3D-printed prosthetic hand was manufactured and customized allowing closely monitored, gradually increased, participation in horizontal bar gymnastics. PMID: 33337779 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Anderson B, Schanandore JV Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Virtual Reality Facilitates Engagement in Physical Therapy in the Pediatric CVICU.
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE: While further studies are needed to define best practice, this report demonstrates that virtual reality can be safely used for carefully selected and monitored children in critical care. PMID: 33337780 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hemphill S, Nguyen A, Kwong J, Rodriguez ST, Wang E, Caruso TJ Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Outcomes of an 8-Week Treadmill Training Program for a Toddler With Williams Syndrome: A Case Report.
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE: Treadmill training is clinically feasible and effective for this child with Williams syndrome. Further research is necessary for generalizability. Treadmill training should be considered when developing a plan of care for children with Williams syndrome who are not walking or children with similar deficits. PMID: 33337781 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Conklin A, Simonds AH Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Lack of Abdominal Stability and Control as a Possible Contributor to Rectus Femoris Avulsion Fracture in the Adolescent Soccer Player: A Case Report.
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE: Following 8 weeks of conservative physical therapy treatment, the athlete met all goals and returned to pain-free soccer activities without residual impairments. Four months following discharge, he reported full participation in soccer competition without complications. This case illustrates that abdominal weakness is a potential risk factor for anterior inferior iliac spine avulsion fracture. Screening for abdominal weakness and incorporating preventative programs into training regimens is recommended to prevent anterior inferior iliac spine injuries in this populatio...
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lasky-McFarlin C, Thomas M, Newman J, Thorpe D Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Abstracts of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Platform Presentations at the Combined Sections Meeting.
Authors: PMID: 33337783 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

Abstracts of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Poster Presentations at the Combined Sections Meeting.
Authors: PMID: 33337784 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 19, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research

'I Didn't Know What to Expect': Describing Parents' Expectations in Children's Rehabilitation Services.
Conclusion: Service providers can improve family-centred care and collaboration with parents by explicitly discussing parents' expectations when beginning, and throughout, therapy. Parent satisfaction and therapy engagement may improve if parents and service providers negotiate and agree upon expectations. PMID: 31530201 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 15, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Phoenix M, Smart E, King G Tags: Phys Occup Ther Pediatr Source Type: research

Developmental Coordination Disorder in Alberta: A Journey into Knowledge Translation.
Conclusion: Pre-determined and systematic implementation strategy design is essential for embedding evidence into frontline practice. PMID: 31554448 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 15, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Schell S, Roth K, Duchow H Tags: Phys Occup Ther Pediatr Source Type: research

The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: The Ultimate Mentor.
PMID: 33315832 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 15, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Fulk G Tags: J Neurol Phys Ther Source Type: research

Commentary on: Convergence Vestibulo-ocular Reflex in Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction: Behavioral Evidence in Support for a Novel Gaze Stability Exercise.
PMID: 33315833 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)
Source: Physical Therapy - December 15, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Galgon AK, Holmberg JM Tags: J Neurol Phys Ther Source Type: research