Evidence Based Practice

Evidence Update: Long-Term Benefits of Abducted Standing in Children with Cerebral Palsy

April 12, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
A girl standing in a Rifton Supine Stander, playing a game with her caretaker

Children with CP who do not walk are at risk for hip displacement. This recent study contributes new insights into the preventative benefits of standing in hip abduction.

Tips & Advice Functional Positioning of the Pacer Arm Prompts March 22, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
In the first of a new video series, Cathy Ripmaster, MS, PT discusses options for placement and functional use of the arm prompts on the Rifton Pacer gait trainer.
Tips & Advice Solving Transfers with the Rifton TRAM January 12, 2021 by Elena Noble, MPT
Use the TRAM to make transfers out of a wheelchair with fixed armrests.
PT/OT Physical Activity Disability and Health November 30, 2020 by Elena Noble, MPT
Creative mobility initiatives and activity-based strategies can improve health and foster inclusion for children with disabilities.
PT/OT Part 2: Implementing Early Mobility: The Way of the Future November 04, 2020 by Lori Potts, PT
Many patients returning home after being hospitalized for severe respiratory failure, such as those recovering from COVID-19, are now confronting significant physical, neurological, cognitive and emotional issues. To describe this wide variety of challenges, experts use the term “post-intensive care syndrome” or PICS.
PT/OT Part 1: Understanding the Negative Impact of Prolonged ICU Care October 20, 2020 by Lori Potts, PT
Serious adverse health outcomes result directly from prolonged ICU stays. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial to understand the negative health impacts of hospitalization. Early mobilization and rehabilitation interventions have the potential to mitigate these conditions.
PT/OT Part 3: The Application of GAS to the IEP Process August 31, 2020 by Sue Cecere, PT, MHS
Best practice in educational goal writing is for a goal to be discipline-free and reflective of meaningful outcomes, not only for the current IEP cycle but looking forward. Given the one variable requirement of GAS, how does this process work when developing team-oriented goals?
PT/OT Part 2: What Is Goal Attainment Scaling? August 12, 2020 by Sue Cecere, PT, MHS
Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) is a client-centric, criterion referenced measure of progress, responsive to minimally significant changes in a specific outcome, whether it be an individual goal or a functional goal.
PT/OT Part 1: Why Goal Attainment Scaling? July 21, 2020 by Sue Cecere, PT, MHS
In March 2017, the Supreme Court ruled on the case of Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. Endrew F. was a student with autism who for years had made only minimal educational gains under the IEP developed by his school, causing his parents to transfer him to a private school.
PT/OT Postural Management July 07, 2020 by Richard Harvey
Postural management during waking and sleeping hours is paramount to health and well-being as well as a child’s future functional ability. Learn more from an expert in the UK.
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