Evidence Based Practice Don’t Skimp on Good Design and Quality January 30, 2018 by Lori Potts, PT
Does the quality of an individual’s mobility device influence their participation? Common sense tells us it would, but do we find research to back that up? Thankfully, yes. Today’s post highlights the work of a research team that implemented a two-day assessment with 604 community-dwelling adults with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. Of these, 250 people (41%) self...
Evidence Based Practice Therapeutic Cycling: Evidence for Practice July 29, 2008 by Ginny Paleg, PT
Families and physical therapists value adaptive tricycles for both recreational and therapeutic reasons. But will third party payers understand the medical necessity, and support purchase of this equipment? The following information may be of use to therapists in providing medical justification for adaptive tricycles. One major problem affecting the function and health of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP...