PT/OT Adapted Standing Interventions for Children with Medical Complexity February 19, 2024 by Tanya Myers, PT, DPT, AnnMarie Stauffer, PT, DPT, and Lisa Gradziel, PT, DPT
Standing is thought to have many benefits for children with multiple disabilities including bowel management, bone density, tone management, range of motion, and pain management among others.
PT/OT Adapted Seating Interventions for Children with Medical Complexity January 18, 2024 by Tanya Myers, PT, DPT, AnnMarie Stauffer, PT, DPT, and Lisa Gradziel, PT, DPT
As school-based therapists, we are frequently asked to provide input on seating, standing, and movement opportunities (including walking and gross motor participation). The school is a naturally supportive setting for children of all abilities to participate more.
PT/OT Achieving Optimal Standing Outcomes with the New Rifton Stander August 23, 2023 by Michelle Meier, PT, DPT
Consider the key features and benefits of the new Rifton stander—and how to maximize these to achieve the best standing outcomes for children with disabilities.
PT/OT The On Time Mobility Framework May 29, 2023 by Elena Noble, MPT
“On Time Mobility” is a term coined to reflect best practices towards providing hours of daily active mobility opportunities to young children with disabilities, to foster exploration, motor development and socialization.
PT/OT APT KENYA – Changing Lives with Postural Management April 26, 2023 by Catherine Barton, Pediatric Physiotherapist
A successful and innovative postural management program for children with disabilities in Kenya improves their quality of life and daily participation.
PT/OT Achieving Optimal Toilet Positioning March 07, 2023 by Elena Noble, MPT
For a child with multiple physical challenges, toileting is often regarded as an interruption to daily activities and an added burden. Continuing initiatives around health and disability, however, recast toileting as a critical intervention.
PT/OT The Nice F-Words for Children with Medical Complexity December 20, 2022 by Cynthia Dodds, PT, PhD
For those of us working with medically fragile children we have our own set of F-words, and none of them unpleasant. Aligned in the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), the F-words of Fitness, Function, Fun, Friends, and Family provide a lighthearted pathway to rehabilitation and a healthy future for children with disabilities.
PT/OT Adaptive Tricycles in Schools September 29, 2022 by Elena Noble, MPT
For a child with a disability such as cerebral palsy, the primary goal for the school-based therapist is to improve access to education.
PT/OT Clinical Perspectives on Postural Management for Hip Health July 13, 2022 by Michelle Meier, PT, DPT
Recent research provides evidence-based guidelines for postural management intervention in lying, supported sitting and standing for children with non-ambulant CP.
PT/OT Pacer Positioning In Depth June 10, 2022 by Elena Noble, MPT
In this video series, Cathy Ripmaster, MSPT presents positioning tips and guidance for the different features of the Pacer gait trainer to address a variety of support needs.
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