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School based physical therapy

Jai K Das, Rehana A Salam, Zohra S Lassi, Marium Naveed Khan, Wajeeha Mahmood, Vikram Patel, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
Many mental health disorders emerge in late childhood and early adolescence and contribute to the burden of these disorders among young people and later in life. We systematically reviewed literature published up to December 2015 to identify systematic reviews on mental health interventions in adolescent population. A total of 38 systematic reviews were included. We classified the included reviews into the following categories for reporting the findings: school-based interventions (n = 12); community-based interventions (n = 6); digital platforms (n = 8); and individual-/family-based interventions (n = 12)...
October 2016: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
Laurie Ray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Susan K Effgen, Sarah Westcott McCoy, Lisa A Chiarello, Lynn M Jeffries, Catherine Starnes, Heather M Bush
PURPOSE: To describe School Function Assessment (SFA) outcomes after 6 months of school-based physical therapy and the effects of age and gross motor function on outcomes. METHODS: Within 28 states, 109 physical therapists and 296 of their students with disabilities, ages 5 to 12 years, participated. After training, therapists completed 10 SFA scales on students near the beginning and end of the school year. RESULTS: Criterion scores for many students remained stable (46%-59%) or improved (37%-51%) with the most students improving in Participation and Maintaining/Changing Positions...
2016: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Alicia J Spittle, Jennifer L McGinley, Deanne Thompson, Ross Clark, Tara L FitzGerald, Benjamin F Mentiplay, Katherine J Lee, Joy E Olsen, Alice Burnett, Karli Treyvaud, Elisha Josev, Bonnie Alexander, Claire E Kelly, Lex W Doyle, Peter J Anderson, Jeanie Ly Cheong
INTRODUCTION: Motor impairments are one of the most frequently reported adverse neurodevelopmental consequences in children born < 30 weeks' gestation. Up to 15% of children born at < 30 weeks have cerebral palsy and an additional 50% have mild to severe motor impairment at school age. The first 5 years of life are critical for the development of fundamental motor skills. These skills form the basis for more complex skills that are required to competently and confidently participate in schooling, sporting and recreational activities...
October 2016: Journal of Physiotherapy
Hagit Berdishevsky, Victoria Ashley Lebel, Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Manuel Rigo, Andrea Lebel, Axel Hennes, Michele Romano, Marianna Białek, Andrzej M'hango, Tony Betts, Jean Claude de Mauroy, Jacek Durmala
In recent decades, there has been a call for change among all stakeholders involved in scoliosis management. Parents of children with scoliosis have complained about the so-called "wait and see" approach that far too many doctors use when evaluating children's scoliosis curves between 10° and 25°. Observation, Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercises (PSSE) and bracing for idiopathic scoliosis during growth are all therapeutic interventions accepted by the 2011 International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT)...
2016: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
M Alex Haddad, Justin M Budich, Brian J Eckenrode
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. BACKGROUND: Isolated, grade III lateral collateral ligament knee injuries are an uncommon traumatic injury with little guidance available in the literature for conservative management and prognosis for return to sport. The purpose of this case report is to describe the clinical decision-making in both differential diagnosis and physical therapy management of an isolated grade III lateral collateral ligament sprain in an adolescent multi-sport high school athlete...
August 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Eileen P Storey, Stephen R Master, Julia E Lockyer, Olivia E Podolak, Matthew F Grady, Christina L Master
PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of abnormal near point of convergence (NPC) after acute concussion in pediatric patients and to describe the clinical course of such patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 275 pediatric patients 5 to 18 years of age presenting to a tertiary care children's hospital subspecialty concussion program with a new concussion between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 was conducted. RESULTS: Sixty-seven out of 275 pediatric patients presenting to a subspecialty concussion referral program were found to have abnormal NPC on physical examination as measured by an accommodative rule...
July 6, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
Eun-Young Park
[Purpose] This study attempted to investigate the effect of physical therapy frequency based on neurodevelopmental therapy on gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy. [Subjects and Methods] The study sample included 161 children with cerebral palsy who attended a convalescent or rehabilitation center for disabled individuals or a special school for children with physical disabilities in South Korea. Gross Motor Function Measure data were collected according to physical therapy frequency based on neurodevelopmental therapy for a period of 1 year...
June 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Hilary Longhurst, Anette Bygum
Hereditary angioedema due to C1 inhibitor deficiency (C1-INH-HAE) is a rare disorder characterized by intermittent and unpredictable episodes of swelling which cause disfigurement, disability, pain, or, in case of laryngeal swelling, risk of death. Historical factors, including the intermittent nature of the disorder, the lack of awareness of this ultra-rare condition amongst medical personnel, lack of specialist centers, and limited treatment options have contributed to under-diagnosis and under-treatment of the condition...
October 2016: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
N Roessler, C Allen Debeaurepaire, A Deprez, L Tanche, V Pavageau, A Hamain, C Grave, A Yatzimirsky, L Vallée, J Avez-Couturier
INTRODUCTION: Chronic pain in children and adolescents has a major impact on their life in terms of school, sleep as well as family and social life. Teenagers aged 13-15 and girls are at the highest risk. Zeltzer et al. established a bio-psychosocial model of chronic pain in 1998 to account for all its dimensions and advocated a multidisciplinary management plan. Programs based on their principles target specific symptoms such as anxiety and loss of function, while treating underlying factors and teaching coping skills to patients and their families...
August 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Dawn James, Sharon Antoszyk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Lisa A Chiarello, Susan K Effgen, Lynn Jeffries, Sarah Westcott McCoy, Heather Bush
PURPOSE: The main purposes were to describe individualized outcomes of students receiving school-based physical therapy and determine if goal attainment differed by gross motor ability and age. METHODS: One hundred nine physical therapists and 296 students participated. At the beginning of the school year, therapists translated students' Individualized Education Program goals into subgoals using Goal Attainment Scaling and determined students' Gross Motor Functional Classification System level...
2016: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Mariska M H P Janssen, Jan C M Hendriks, Alexander C H Geurts, Imelda J M de Groot
Preserving upper extremity (UE) function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is extremely important as it is related to independence and quality of life. For clinical decision making, knowledge of variables associated with UE function is necessary. This knowledge is, however, limited. Therefore, this study aims to gain more insight into the variables associated with UE function in DMD. Data from an international web-based questionnaire on UE function, obtained from 213 DMD patients, were used...
September 2016: Journal of Neurology
Denise Jantine Dute, Wanda Jose Erika Bemelmans, João Breda
BACKGROUND: European adolescents and students tend to have low levels of physical activity and eat unhealthy foods, and the prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased, which poses a public health challenge. Mobile apps play an important role in their daily lives, suggesting their potential to be used in health-promoting strategies. OBJECTIVE: This review aimed to explore how mobile apps can contribute to the promotion of healthy nutrition, physical activity, and prevention of overweight in adolescents and students...
2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Mary Jane Rapport, Philicia Kane
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Susan K Effgen, Sarah Westcott McCoy, Lisa A Chiarello, Lynn M Jeffries, Heather Bush
PURPOSE: To describe the use of practice-based evidence research methodology in a prospective, multisite observational study to investigate changes in students' participation in school activity, self-care, posture/mobility, recreation/fitness, and academic outcomes, and the relationships of these changes to characteristics of school-based physical therapy. METHODS: One hundred nine physical therapists completed the training and data collection and 296 students, 5 to 12 years of age (mean age = 7...
2016: Pediatric Physical Therapy
Laura Nabors, Christina Baker-Phibbs, Kenneth Woodson
Child trauma is a mental health concern and more information is needed about treatment in community mental health settings. This article presents results of a focus group and member checking sessions held with counselors who provided therapy for children experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder in a community-based setting. Results indicated that play and art techniques were commonly used during individual child therapy sessions. Sessions were child-directed and allowed children to review trauma experiences in a "safe" setting with an "expert" guide...
April 2016: Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community
Marcia Wong, Stephanie Shiau, Michael T Yin, Renate Strehlau, Faeezah Patel, Ashraf Coovadia, Lisa K Micklesfield, Louise Kuhn, Stephen M Arpadi
OBJECTIVE: To describe physical activity in South African children with and without HIV. STUDY DESIGN: Study measurements were obtained in 218 children with perinatal HIV and 180 children without HIV aged 5-9 years in a study conducted in Johannesburg, South Africa. Weight-for-age z-score, height-for-age z-score, frequency and duration of moderate and vigorous physical activity, and sedentary behaviors were obtained. These measurements were compared between children with and without HIV...
May 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Dana Anaby, Nicol Korner-Bitensky, Emma Steven, Stephanie Tremblay, Laurie Snider, Lisa Avery, Mary Law
AIMS: To describe the focus of therapy practices in occupational and physical therapy for school-aged children with cerebral palsy, and better understand whether it is congruent with recommended practices. METHODS: A Canada-wide Web-based survey was completed by 62 occupational and 61 physical therapists to identify problems, assessments, and treatment interventions for two case-based scenarios. Data were coded using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) definitions for "body functions and structure," "activity and participation," and "environment...
February 11, 2016: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Richard M Rosenfeld, Jennifer J Shin, Seth R Schwartz, Robyn Coggins, Lisa Gagnon, Jesse M Hackell, David Hoelting, Lisa L Hunter, Ann W Kummer, Spencer C Payne, Dennis S Poe, Maria Veling, Peter M Vila, Sandra A Walsh, Maureen D Corrigan
OBJECTIVE: This update of a 2004 guideline codeveloped by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians, provides evidence-based recommendations to manage otitis media with effusion (OME), defined as the presence of fluid in the middle ear without signs or symptoms of acute ear infection. Changes from the prior guideline include consumer advocates added to the update group, evidence from 4 new clinical practice guidelines, 20 new systematic reviews, and 49 randomized control trials, enhanced emphasis on patient education and shared decision making, a new algorithm to clarify action statement relationships, and new and expanded recommendations for the diagnosis and management of OME...
February 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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