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Database for Rehabilitation Measures – Most are FREE!

In my Facebook feed, HeartSpace Physical Therapy for Children , shared a link to a database of over 200 rehabilitation measures.  Many of them are FREE and available in PDF format.  It doesn’t get any easier than that for a last minute assessment.  Some of the resources are for the pediatric population so it is definitely […]

Stopping Walking

Do you work with children who have difficulty stopping when they are walking?  Have you ever compared motor responses between planned and unplanned stopping when walking?  Recent research was published in Gait and Posture using kinematic and kinetic data to compare walking, planned and unplanned stopping with 15 healthy children ages 11-17 years old. During […]


Does CIMT Effect Gait and Balance?

What an interesting question to raise…does constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) effect gait characteristics, balance and functional locomotor ability? The researchers evaluated 16 children, who participated in a 3 week CIMT program, with the Standardized Walking Obstacle Course (SWOC), the Pediatric Balance Scale (PBS) and the GAITRite Gold system. The children underwent a pretest and […]


Gait Assessment and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Journal of Child Neurology published research on the gait assessments of children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with long distance walking. Overall, the children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy exhibited significantly lower stride velocity and a less smooth trunk movement. When comparing the children with milder symptoms of Duchenne’s to children with more moderate symptoms, the milder […]


Gender Differences and Head Movements

Gait and Posture published research on gender differences in head stabilization during level walking in youth. Fifteen females and fifteen males, ages 8-11, underwent gait analysis walking at their own speed. Sensors were placed at the pelvis, shoulders and head. The results indicated no differences in acceleration values between the genders at the pelvis and […]