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Growth Hormone and Motor Development in Children with Prader-Willi

Pediatrics published research on the effects of physical training combined with growth hormone (GH) on muscle thickness and its relationship with muscle strength and motor development in 22 infants with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) followed over 2 years. Muscle thickness was measured using ultrasound.  Muscle strength was assessed using the Infant Muscle Strength meter.  Finally, motor […]

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Physical Performance of Children who are Overweight

Pediatric Physical Therapy published research on 70 children (5-9 years old) comparing overweight/obese children to healthy weight children with regards to gait, balance, muscle strength, and physical activity.  The results indicated that when compared to peers of healthy weight  the children who were overweight/obese exhibited the following: a significantly increased base of support while walking […]