Maggie O’Neil PT, Ph.D., MPH is a professor at Columbia University, Program in PT. She was a full-time clinician for 12 years before she earned her Ph.D. and became a faculty member where has focused on teaching and research. She has conducted a number of funded clinical research studies in physical activity and fitness for children and youth with cerebral palsy and other disabilities and chronic conditions (obesity). She works closely with exercise scientists to identify methods objective measures of physical activity in pediatric disability. Also, she collaborates with video game designers and engineers to develop games for youth with disabilities to promote physical activity. Maggie consults with pediatric physical therapists to design, implement and measure outcomes for physical activity and fitness interventions.
Functional Strengthening and Fitness Interventions for Children with Developmental Disabilities
What others are saying:
"Being able to attend a presentation by therapists who are masters of their subject is very informative. I have been given many ideas that I will build into my practice immediately. Thank you!" -Lyn Crawford, PT
"This was the most useful and relevant pediatric course I have ever taken." -Carol Rickaby, PT
"This course helped to provide some of the evidence based practice materials that are so important now. Many references and websites were listed. The speakers brought books and reprints with them to share." -Elaine Ballard, PT
"This course surpassed my expectations. I have learned many applicable treatment ideas to incorporate into my practice. This course has left me inspired to expand my practice, creativity, research and involvement in the community. I believe this course has given me the resources to better myself professionally." -Melanie O'Leary, PT
"Maggie O'Neil is a great presenter with useful information for all teachers and PT's on the areas of fitness and strength. Great ideas, resources, and assessments."