Friday, August 14, 2009

School Based PT's and Standing Programs

Survey results on standing frame prescription and implementation by school based physical therapists was published in the latest issue of Pediatric Physical Therapy. The survey results indicated that most school based PT's prescribe standing programs based on ambulatory status and specific needs. The benefits of standing programs were rated very important for social and educational reasons. Most standing programs were prescribed for 30-45 minutes daily.

Reference: Taylor, Kristin PT Factors Affecting Prescription and Implementation of Standing-Frame Programs by School-Based Physical Therapists for Children with Impaired Mobility Pediatric Physical Therapy: Fall 2009 - Volume 21 - Issue 3 - pp 282-288 doi: 10.1097/PEP.0b013e3181b175cd

1 comment:

Ellen said...

Hi! I'm a parent to a kid who gets lots of PT and OT, I really love when therapists weigh in on my blog. I'd welcome your stopping by sometime! My son has cerebral palsy as a result of a stroke at birth, and he's coming along.