Tag Archives: Pediatric Physical Therapist

Therapies in the School Early Bird Registration


We are pleased to share with you the outline for our Popular annual conference:And we would like to offer you our: Early Bird Registration Rate of $399 Register for the TWO DAYS of the conference before July 1, 2014 and get a reduced rate of  $399.  Mention “Therapies … Continue reading

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Cindy Miles Reviews APTA article: Physical Therapy Management of Congenital Muscular Torticollis – CPG


Post from our Faculty Member: Cindy Miles In the winter issue of Pediatric Physical Therapy 2013;25:348–394; the APTA – Section on Pediatrics published Physical Therapy Management of Congenital Muscular Torticollis: an Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG). Based on a systematic … Continue reading

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Torticollis Calipers Anyone?


Annie Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Hello! I am looking for some help. I am a pediatric physical therapist who treats a moderate amount of patients who have torticollis, some of which have plagiocephaly. I am looking for sliding calipers to … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Practice: How Are You Measuring Outcomes; PART 4


SPEAKER BLOG SERIES: Suzanne Davis Following a period of intervention children can be assessed using the GAS scaling and be given a numeric score.  This can be used not only on an individual basis but also on a larger scale … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Practice: How Are You Measuring Outcomes; PART 3


SPEAKER BLOG SERIES: Suzanne Davis GAS is similar to SMART (Subjective, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic/Relevant, and Timed) goals in that they both require repeatable, observable, specific conditions under which outcomes can be measured.  However, GAS is unique in that there are … Continue reading

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New Study: Helmets Do Little to Help Moderate Infant Skull Flattening


The first randomized trial of helmet use,  published in the BMJ, found “virtually no treatment effect” The New York Times  published the news with links to the BMJ report and to an accompanying editorial by Brent R Collett an investigator at Seattle Children’s Research Institute As therapists, … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Practice: How Are You Measuring Outcomes; PART 2


SPEAKER BLOG SERIES: Suzanne Davis Considering the three components of EBP, therapy has been particularly lacking in the area of research.  Conducting high-level research is difficult for many reasons.  One of the issues is finding outcome measures that are sensitive … Continue reading

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PT Seeks Input Helping a Child with Torticollis


Jill Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Hello, I am working with a child with Goldenhar Syndrome and significant right torticollis. I have been working with him for almost a year, and we have had phases of the neck alignment improving, but … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Practice: How Are You Measuring Outcomes


SPEAKER BLOG SERIES: Suzanne Davis As therapists we are constantly challenged to use evidence-based practice (EBP) to provide services to our clients.  The definition of EBP is threefold, including (Sackett, et al, 2000): Best research evidence Clinical expertise Patient and … Continue reading

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Any Advice: Child Having Trouble Switching from a Posterior Walker


MEAGAN POSTS: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I have a high school student with cerebral palsy who is using ad UP and Free walker. He has been using it now for about 4 months. He continues to struggle with controlling it even … Continue reading

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