Maria Fragala-Pinkham PT, DPT, MS, is a physical therapist and clinical researcher at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston. She has worked in a variety of settings including early intervention, schools, home care and outpatient clinics. Renowned for her clinical and teaching excellence, Maria conducts workshops throughout the United States. She has developed community-based adapted sports and fitness programs for children including an adapted ice skating program and an aquatic exercise and swimming program. She is a member of an international team to examine fitness measures and interventions in children with cerebral palsy. She has published articles on the topics of pediatric outcome measures, effectiveness of therapeutic interventions and fitness for children with disabilities.
Functional Strengthening and Fitness Interventions for Children with Developmental Disabilities
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"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 was the most useful and relevant pediatric course I have ever taken." -Carol Rickaby, PT
"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. Thank you!" -Lyn Crawford, 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